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Books and Ebooks
This Benevolent Experiment by
Call Number: E96 .W66 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Andrew Woolford analyzes the formulation of the "Indian problem" as a policy concern in the United States and Canada and examines how the "solution" of Indigenous boarding schools was implemented in Manitoba and New Mexico. The genocidal project inherent in these boarding schools, however, did not unfold in either nation without diversion, resistance, and unintended consequences. This Benevolent Experiment offers a multilayered, comparative analysis of Indigenous boarding schools in the United States and Canada.
A National Crime by
Call Number: E 96.5 M55 1999. Also available as ebook
Publication Date: 1999
Using previously unreleased government documents, historian John S. Milloy provides a full picture of the history and reality of the residential school system.
The Circle Game: Shadows and Substance in the Indian Residential School Experience in Canada
Call Number: E 96.5 C57 2006
Publication Date: 2006
The authors of this book argue that existing accounts of Residential Schools in various Canadian and Aboriginal media systematically obscure and misinform about the facts and their interpretation; that, rather than undoing the harm done by Indian Residential Schools, present day accounts maintain and extend the abominable era.
Shingwauk's Vision: A History of Native Residential Schools by
Call Number: E 96.5 M54 1996. Also available as ebook
Publication Date: 1996
In this first comprehensive history of these institutions, J.R. Miller explores the motives of all three agents in the story. He looks at the separate experiences and agendas of the government officials who authorized the schools, the missionaries who taught in them, and the students who attended them. Based on extensive interviews as well as archival research, Miller's history is particularly rich in Native accounts of the school system.
Co-winner of the 1996 Saskatchewan Book Award for nonfiction. Winner of the 1996 John Wesley Dafoe Foundation competition for Distinguished Writing by Canadians. Named an 'Outstanding Book on the subject of human rights in North America' by the Gustavus Myer Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America.
Shattered Spirits in the Land of the Little Sticks by
Call Number: E96.5 .M53 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Shattered Spirits in the Land of the Little Sticks traces the impacts of residential school experiences within the life of a male survivor of Woodland Cree heritage. Dr Michell also places these experiences within the context of residential schools and colonization in Canada, and describes the lasting impact of Residential school abuse at the family and community levels.
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