How does Luther Standing Bear describe the “civilizing” process?
American History-Americanization of Native Americans
At the conclusion of the “Indian Wars” , Native Americans were placed on reservations. As part of the “Americanization process” Native American children were sent to boarding schools that were far from the reservation and their families. The following document contains the account of Luther Standing Bear’s experience at a boarding school. As you read about his experience consider what the “transformation process” entailed. (Video Lecture 7.2)
“Luther Standing Bear: What A School Could Have Been Established, 1933″
1. How does Luther Standing Bear describe the “civilizing” process? What does he describe as being the most difficult adjustment to accept?APA
2. What aspect of the boarding schools had the most damaging impact on Native American culture and why?
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