Native Americans

Does Colonialism Still Impact Communities Today?

To Understand the Present, We Must Look to the PastBy IndyKids staff In the 1700s and 1800s, rich and powerful European countries, such as Britain, France, Spain and the Netherlands, began to venture out in search of more land and resources that they deemed valuable. They began to establish colonies in Africa, the Caribbean, and …

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Indigenous Boarding Schools Separated Native American Children from Their Families and Forced Them to Assimilate

By Clare Amann, age 13   In 1945, at the age of 6, Bill Wright, a Patwin Indian, was sent to Stewart Indian School in Nevada. He was given a name that was different from the one chosen for him at birth and forced to assimilate to the American school system and lifestyle. He told …

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