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ERIC Number: EJ1099015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1748-5959
"Fully Equal to That of Any Children": Experimental Creek Education in the Antebellum Era
Steineker, Rowan Faye
History of Education Quarterly, v56 n2 p273-300 May 2016
During the 1840s and 1850s, members of the Creek Nation rejected schools as a colonial tool and instead experimented with various forms of education to fit their own local and national needs. Diverse individuals and communities articulated educational visions for their nation in conversation with fellow citizens, national leaders, and U.S. educators. Rather than embrace education to assimilate into the American republic, Creeks turned to schools and English literacy as one strategy to shape their own society and defend it from further Euro-American colonial policies. By the end of the 1850s, they had established a fledgling national school system consisting of both neighborhood and mission schools. These institutions reflected and reinforced changes in race, class, gender, culture, and religion in the antebellum Creek Nation.
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Language: English
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