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ERIC Number: EJ1161017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
A Legacy of Sacrifice and Honor: Celebrating Tribal Resilience and Military Service at Haskell Nations University
Warrington, Jacinta
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v29 n2 Win 2017
Haskell Indian Nations University opened 133 years ago, on September 17, 1884, as the U.S. Training and Industrial School--one of three original tribal boarding schools funded by the United States Congress. Three years later the school changed its name to Haskell Institute in honor of Chase Dudley Haskell, a U.S. representative from the Second Congressional District of Kansas and former chairman of the House Committee on Indian Affairs. In 1993, Haskell successfully gained full accreditation as a university and the board of regents changed the name to Haskell Indian Nations University. Regardless of its name, Haskell has a long-founded history of military involvement. Using military tactics as a form of compliance to a federal policy of assimilation, those policies of assimilation were applied to tribal students attending Haskell. Their hair was cut upon arrival, their tribal clothing and items burned and replaced with crew cuts and military uniforms. Both male and female students practiced military drills as part of their required daily routine. When World War I began in 1914, Haskell Institute students, well trained in government drills, enlisted as well. This article chronicles the contributions and sacrifices made to the United States Armed Forces by Haskell Alumni as they fought for their native land. The first World War I memorial in the United States, and the many other ways Haskell alums memorialize their veterans' contributions, are also described.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas
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