The Sobering History of Native American Education in the 19th Century

Spread the loveEarly American history laid the foundations for today‚Äôs educational system. While much of that foundation was the groundwork for growth and change, not all of it has been so progressive. The history of the Native American population after the arrival of colonists has been one filled with conflict and force, and the treatment of the Native American people within the context of education has unfortunately not been much different. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 was a policy of coercion that relocated the Cherokee from their native lands to reserve lands west of the Mississippi. Battles over the … Continue reading The Sobering History of Native American Education in the 19th Century