Genoa Indian Industrial School and Federal Indian Boarding School Program Selected Resources

Selected resources for more information about the Genoa Indian Industrial School, Federal Indian Boarding School program, and boarding school experience:

 

Books
  • A Council of Dolls by Mona Susan Power
  • Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940 by Brenda J. Child
  • Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences, 1879-2000 by K. Tsianina Lomawaima
  • Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors by Denise K. Lajimodiere
  • Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928 by David Wallace Adams
  • Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Genocidal Impact of American Indian Residential Schools by Ward Churchill
  • Children Left Behind: The Dark Legacy of Indian Mission Boarding Schools by Tim and Denise Giago
  • Boarding School Blues: Revisiting American Indian Educational Experiences by Clifford E. Trafzer and Jean A. Keller
  • I am Not a Number by Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer
  • My Powerful Hair by Carole Lindstrom

 

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