Research by Melina H., Sierra M., and Arlin W.
Their education system was important to their culture. It revolved around land, family and resources. Their ceremonies and traditions were also very important to them.
Photo Below: These artifacts are used in Native American traditions and ceremonies.
Native American Education through a Western lens has been an ongoing struggle. United States government officials worked to “Americanize” Native Americans during the late nineteenth century. Anchored by Western-style boarding schools, this system sought to improve the “uncivilized” Native Americans in a way similar to Progressive settlement houses that worked to Americanize new European immigrants. Indian Industrial Schools like those in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and Genoa, Nebraska forced its Indigenous students to give up their cultural traditions and adapt Western ways including hair style, dress, and language.