By Morgan Fischer
Cronkite News 

Tribal boarding schools much improved, but legacy of old schools remains


Last updated 11/28/2022 at 11:40am

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Children at Havasupai Indian School in Cataract Canyon Arizona in 1901.

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Pope Francis apologized. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland called it a "heartbreaking" part of U.S. history. Congress is considering legislation to atone for the government's actions.

Few dispute that Indian boarding schools led to more than a century of abuse, systematically seizing Indigenous land, separating children from their families, destroying communities and working to erase tribal languages, religions, cultures and economies. Poor conditions and harsh treatment at the schools are blamed for the deaths of untold numbers of Indigenous children who were supposed to be i...

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