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Native American culture feels effects of boarding schools decades after system closed

 


Paul Raphael was just a kid in first grade when it happened.

He attended the Holy Childhood of Jesus School in Harbor Springs — a boarding school among hundreds nationwide that operated for more than a century — where Native American children were sent to become “civilized” by nuns.

The nuns were teaching table manners. One asked: What happens after you butter your bread and cut it into four pieces?

http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/native-american-culture-feels-effects-of-boarding-schools-decades-after/article_887258f9-d3d4-5033-a5e8-99fc50c05747.html

 

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