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Running head: EXISTENCE OF BOARDING LEARNING INSTITUTIONS 1 Existence of Boarding Schools Stacy Unwin Saint Leo University
EXISTENCE OF BOARDING LEARNING INSTITUTIONS 2 Existence of Boarding Schools How and Why Boarding Schools Came into Existence The provision of education for pupils who live on the premises began in the 19 th century with the Indians. Boarding schools for the American Indian natives started with the aim of eliminating the American Indian forms of living of ancient times and instill the American culture. The government constructed some of the earliest schools of this type. Some of the schools were set up by the Christian missionaries. Initially, the families of the Indians were compelled by the government to take their children into the setup school. Still, later they opted to let their children without being obliged since they had no alternative school. To accomplish the goals of the boarding schools, the Americans eliminated the tradition of the American natives and the Indian ways of life. Notably, the Indian kids were detached from their relatives and social systems for a long time that went past four years. Besides, the children were forced to cut their long hairs shot, abandoned their traditional way of clothing, and even use the English names ( Davis, 2001). These actions led to some criticism against the existence of boarding schools. Other notable scholars who contributed to the topic of boarding schools were Sitting Bull and Ward Beecher. The Authors’ Quotes and Life Experiences Henry was a gospel minister who was well known for advocating slave abolitions, women's suffrage, and equality ( Davis, 2001). His fight for justice was the reason why he was against boarding schools. Another author, Sitting Bull, also stood against boarding schools. Bull became so

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