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Julia Nan Native American Reforms For centuries, the Europeans perceived the Native Americans as “savages” because they had no language, and no religions, and roamed freely about the lands. However, the Whites didn’t lost hope in teaching these “savages” how to be proper men. Indian reformers were feverous in molding the Indians into domesticated people. In fact, the two major goals of the reformers were the reduction of Indian land holdings and assimilation Native Americans in to the dominant White society. One major goal of the Indian reformers was to incorporate the Indians into the Western ways of life. To enforce the changes, Indian agents controlled the chiefs, fostered farming by the mean and instructed women in house hold skills, restricting Indian dress, language and other vicious habits, and conformed many to accept Christianity. However, the main focus of the reform was the education of the young. Children were given the chance to enroll in schools but the conditions of these schools
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course CHIN 252 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Ahsanullah University of Sci & Tech.

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