There are many factors that led up to the concurrent academic struggle with Native Americans. The government’s Americanization efforts directly repressed their culture and identity through the Indian boarding schools. There were rules put in place such as cutting the children’s hair, changing their names, diet, dress, and identity. Educators wanted Native American children to speak English, worship God, and assume American gender roles (Davis). Also, many Native American’s strongly believed that abuse of an infant would lead to the death o...
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