ERIC Number: ED043425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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Education of American Indians: Boarding Schools for American Indian Youth. National Study of American Indian Education, Series IV, No. 2, Final Report.
Birchard, Bruce A.
This document, a part of the final report of the National Study of American Indian Education, examines Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) boarding schools, of which there are 77 among the 226 BIA schools in 17 states. The document concerns itself with the history, value of, and necessity for boarding schools in general. It is pointed out that, in 1969, there were 34,600 Indian children enrolled in BIA boarding schools; 15,450 more in BIA day schools; and 3,850 housed in peripheral dormitories while attending public schools. It is also noted that enrollment in BIA boarding high schools doubled during the period between 1959 and 1967. The document reviews briefly the history of Indian education, with particular emphasis on the boarding school since its beginning at Carlisle Indian School in 1878. Educational programs administered to the Indians by the U.S. Government dating back to 1776 are discussed. Recommendations for the administration of Indian education, along with the Indian point of view regarding boarding schools and education in general, are included. The bibliography lists 63 references. (EL)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.