Crimes against children at residential school

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    • #427681
      Pam2
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      I’ve watched several of these documentaries on Indian schools in Canada. Very disturbing stuff. The people running them were sadistic monsters and they were also priests and nuns. Too bad there’s not really a hell, they deserve to be there.

       

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      I remember my father pointing out the Indian school in Tensed, Idaho when we drove by long ago. BTW, it’s pronounced ten-set – I never even noticed the alternate pronunciation until today!!

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      @jbnw

      Yes, I know the US had a similar system. I don’t know if the abuse was as bad. Canada had a commission and lawsuits about abuse from these schools, so more stories have come to light there.

       

      • #427737
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        but it wouldn’t surprise me – I don’t know of an equivalent commission.

        I’d like to think that the abuse wasn’t as bad —


        @pam2

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      @jbnw

      Just forcing kids to leave their families and cutting them off from their cultures is bad enough. That happened in the US.

      I don’t know if they also had pedo priests and sadistic nuns in the schools like in Canada.

       

      • #427741
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        Back then, we didn’t accept, let alone celebrate, different cultures.

        My great-great-grandmother didn’t sign the Blackfeet roll because she could pass as white – more important then.

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        Carlisle, one of the US equivalents of Canadian residential schools.

        “The United States Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, generally known as Carlisle Indian Industrial School, was the flagship Indian boarding school in the United States from 1879 through 1918. All the school’s property, known as the Carlisle Barracks, is now part of the U.S. Army War College…

        During the early 20th century, the Carlisle Indian School was a national football powerhouse, and regularly competed against other major programs such as the Ivy League schools Harvard, Pennsylvania, Cornell, Dartmouth, Yale, Princeton, Brown, and Army (West Point) and Navy (Annapolis). Coach Pop Warner led a highly successful football team and athletic program at the Carlisle School, and went on to create other successful collegiate programs…

        On November 9, 1912, Carlisle was to meet the U.S. Military Academy in a game at West Point, New York, between two of the top teams in the country. Pop Warner spoke to his team: “Your fathers and your grandfathers,” Warner began, “are the ones who fought their fathers. These men playing against you today are soldiers. They are the Long Knives. You are Indians. Tonight, we will know if you are warriors.” That dramatic evening Carlisle routed Army 27–6. That game, played just 22 years after… Wounded Knee, featured not only Jim Thorpe, but nine future generals including linebacker…Dwight D. Eisenhower.[66] “It was an exquisitely apt piece of national theater: a contest between Indians and soldiers.”[67]”

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlisle_Indian_Industrial_School

         

        Thorpe began his athletic career at Carlisle in 1907 when he walked past the track and beat all the school’s high jumpers with an impromptu 5-ft 9-in jump still in street clothes.  He also competed in football, baseball, lacrosse and even ballroom dancing, winning the 1912 intercollegiate ballroom dancing championship.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Thorpe

         

        Gus Welch, another Carlisle grad, was head football coach at WA State University 1919-1922, his first coaching job out of the service.   Working his way up to Georgetown and American University.  He also had a law degree.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus_Welch

         

    • #427777
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      enough said!

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