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White Mans Club: Schools, Race, and the Struggle of Indian Acculturation. Indigenous Education. Jacqueline Fear-Segal

White Mans Club: Schools, Race, and the Struggle of Indian Acculturation. Indigenous Education.

Jacqueline Fear-Segal

Published January 10th 2010
ISBN : 9781281092212
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395 pages
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In White Mans Club, schools for Native children are examined within the broad framework of race relations in the United States for the first time. Jacqueline Fear-Segal analyzes multiple schools and their differing agendas and engages with theMoreIn White Mans Club, schools for Native children are examined within the broad framework of race relations in the United States for the first time. Jacqueline Fear-Segal analyzes multiple schools and their differing agendas and engages with the conflicting white discourses of race that underlay their pedagogies. She argues that federal schools established to Americanize Native children did not achieve their purpose- instead they progressively racialized American Indians. A far-reaching and bold account of the larger issues at stake, White Mans Club challenges previous studies for overemphasizing the reformers overtly optimistic assessment of the Indians capacity for assimilation and contends that a covertly racial agenda characterized this educational venture from the start. Asking the reader to consider the legacy of nineteenth-century acculturation policies, White Mans Club incorporates the life stories and voices of Native students and traces the schools powerful impact into the twenty-first century.