Oregon (inland): Indians, Prairies and Volcanoes - paulsmit
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’Young Indians in boarding school.’

	In the 1890s, young Warm Spring Indians were forced to attend boarding schools where they were alienated from their own culture. Only the English language was taught at these schools and Indian clothes were banished. In 1863 teacher Myron Reaves remarked: "the children should be boarded by the school teacher, and entirely taken from their parents or guardians . . . : without that the school is of very little benefit to the children." The picture is part of the exhibition in the Museum at Warm Springs. Photo Mick Palarczyk.