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This includes the popular use of boarding schools to “beat the Indian” out of Native children. They were first established by Christian missionaries, who often started schools on reservations.
Because children were usually immersed in European-American culture, had their appearances changed with haircuts and were forbidden to speak their native languages, the experience of the schools was often harsh, especially for the younger children who were separated from their families. In numerous ways, they were encouraged or forced to abandon their Native American identities and cultures.
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