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The Zuni Agency Boarding School at Black Rock

The Zuni Agency Boarding School at Black Rock

Chapter:
(p.99) Chapter 5 The Zuni Agency Boarding School at Black Rock
Source:
Black Rock
Author(s):
William A. Dodge
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781578069934.003.0005

This chapter describes the establishment of the Zuni Boarding School at Black Rock. It argues that while the Zunis learned to appreciate the advantages of Western-style educational system, they held on to their desire to make sure that their children did not forget the “Zuni way” of understanding the world.

Keywords:   Zuni people, education, Native Americans, assimilation, Indian boarding schools, on-reservation boarding schools

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