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Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
reply to post by DaddyBare
I'd bet a year's salary that you were in the public school system. Does anyone here really expect anything different from the public schools in the 1960s or even now? Did they then? No, didn't think so. I'm not saying it's right by any means, I'm wondering what other education was available to you at the time (I'm ignorant of this). Did you live on a reservation? Did your people attempt anything better?edit on 18/6/2011 by Iamonlyhuman because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Chevalerous
I am also looking for some good books with similar stories from native Americans, maybe you can recommend some "must read" books regarding the native Americans - with self-lived life stories about their people with history of their tribes & nations etc - some great books written by and from a native American perspective.
edit on 18-6-2011 by Chevalerous because: sp & my lousy English grammar - sorry!
Just before starting second grade, Jim Kristofic moved from Pittsburgh across the country to Ganado, Arizona, when his mother took a job at a hospital on the Navajo Reservation. Navajos Wear Nikes reveals the complexity of modern life on the Navajo Reservation, a world where Anglo and Navajo coexisted in a tenuous truce. After the births of his Navajo half-siblings, Jim and his family moved off the Reservation to an Arizona border town where they struggled to readapt to an Anglo world that no longer felt like home.
This is the story of Billy Gene Malone and the end of an era. Malone lived almost his entire life on the Navajo Reservation working as an Indian trader; the last real Indian trader to operate historic Hubbell Trading Post. In 2004, the National Park Service (NPS) launched an investigation targeting Malone, alleging a long list of crimes that were “similar to Al Capone.” In 2005, federal agent Paul Berkowitz was assigned to take over the year- and-a-half-old case. His investigation uncovered serious problems with the original allegations, raising questions about the integrity of his supervisors and colleagues as well as high-level NPS managers.
In an intriguing account of whistle-blowing, Berkowitz tells how he bypassed his chain-of-command and delivered his findings directly to the Office of the Inspector General.
assimilated, past participle; assimilated, past tense; assimilates, 3rd person singular present; assimilating, present participle
1.Take in (information, ideas, or culture) and understand fully
- Marie tried to assimilate the week's events
Absorb and integrate (people, ideas, or culture) into a wider society or culture- pop trends are assimilated into the mainstream with alarming speed
- the converts were assimilated into the society of their conquerors
3.Absorb or integrate and use for one's own benefit
- the music business assimilated whatever aspects of punk it could turn into profit
Absorb and integrate (people, ideas, or culture) into a wider society or culture
the converts were assimilated into the society of their conquerors
why did I have to be conquered when I would have happily coexisted???
Originally posted by DaddyBare
I a Native born American, never knew more than a few words of English until I went to school... My own Language was beaten out of me, punished because I did not inherently understand English words...