Sarah Whitt

Forced assimilation at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School (1879-1918). Sarah Whitt, tribal citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and UCI Assistant Professor of Global and International Studies who teaches about Indigenous history writes, “Despite these brutal “assimilationist” efforts, Indigenous peoples survive today. … Learning about this history dispels the misconception that Native people only exist in the past or that we were unable to recover from the boarding school era. Healing is ongoing. … Around the time of Thanksgiving—or “Thanks-taking,” as it's known in some circles—the general public should educate themselves about whose land they're "giving thanks" on.” 

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