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Simon Ortiz's Men on the Moon (Campbell & Rodarte)


The education of Native Americans by the European settlers was a formalized, programmatic, and systematic attempt to socialize, assimilate, and “civilize” Native children away from their culture and into European culture. From a social and political perspective, how did this system come into play? What did this educational system look like? What were the effects of such schooling on the indigenous communities of North America? How does education in any form appear in the stories by Simon Ortiz?