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ERIC Number: ED070543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 362
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Historical Perspectives of Federal Educational Promises and Performance Among the Fort Berthold Indians.
Stockman, Wallace Henry
The study concerns Federal Indian Law--its social origins, its historical growth and direction, and its effectiveness among the 3 affiliated tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) of the Ft. Berthold American Indian Reservation (population total 2,750, with a birth rate of 40 per 1,000 and a death rate of 9 per 1,000) located in North Dakota. It is also concerned with education--its function in the acculturation process of the Ft. Berthold Indians, its successes and failures, and the rise of a school system, education being broadly defined in terms of socialization. The current educational level is approximately at the 10th grade level. There were 1,200 Indian children in elementary, 500 in high school, 125 in colleges, and 45 in vocational schools in fiscal 1971. The Ft. Berthold people are currently experiencing major social changes which might stimulate them to develop and to support a social system capable of solving their economic, political, religious, educational, and family problems. It is recommended that emphasis be placed on educational processes capable of making attitudinal changes and that the direction of these changes allow the Indian to utilize his land resources to their fullest extent. In addition, blocks of fractionated land holdings should be removed and sufficient professional help provided whereby the Indians wishing to make a living off the land have the mental as well as economic assets needed to make this a reality. It is further suggested that the Indian student be exposed to cultural content when he enters school and that the educative process should involve the adult as well as the student. (Author/FF)
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Identifiers - Location: North Dakota