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ERIC Number: ED069444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-8
Pages: 15
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The Indian Adolescent: Psychosocial Tasks of the Plains Indian of Western Oklahoma.
Allen, James R.
Abuses directed towards American Indians have resulted in positive, negative, and undetermined identities. This study focused on some of the problems faced by adolescent Native American Indians, as seen in a 100-year-old Indian Boarding School in western Oklahoma. It was contended, after working with some 400 students in the western plains area, that, though Native American Indians differed markedly from other minority groups and among themselves, adolescence has presented them with special problems which can be related to other minority groups. Another problem identified in the report was the unit of interaction between Native Americans and persons of European extraction--commonly referred to as the "Indian Problem," this problem is actually a problem referring to the interface between the 2 peoples. Other problems discussed were the disassimilation of the Indian, his confused state and world views, and the background of the Indian child. It was concluded that the symtomatology of Plains Indian adolescents of western Oklahoma had its roots in the reciprocal complementarity of inner conflict, social organization, ideological movements, and the assumptions of the educational systems to which they have been exposed. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original copy.] (HBC)
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma