Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School by Adam Fortunate Eagle,Laurence M. Hauptman

By Adam Fortunate Eagle,Laurence M. Hauptman

A well known activist recollects his youth years in an Indian boarding school

Best referred to as a pace-setter of the Indian takeover of Alcatraz Island in 1969, Adam lucky Eagle now deals an unforgettable memoir of his years as a tender scholar at Pipestone Indian Boarding institution in Minnesota. during this infrequent firsthand account, lucky Eagle lives as much as his popularity as a “contrary warrior” through disproving the preferred view of Indian boarding faculties as bleak and prisonlike.

Fortunate Eagle attended Pipestone among 1935 and 1945, simply as Commissioner of Indian Affairs John Collier’s pluralist imaginative and prescient was once reshaping the federal boarding university approach to advertise better appreciate for local cultures and traditions. yet this e-book is not often a dry heritage of the overdue boarding college period. Telling this tale within the voice of his more youthful self, the writer takes us on a pleasant trip into his youth and the internal international of the boarding university. alongside the best way, he stocks anecdotes of dormitory tradition, scholar pranks, and warrior video games. even if lucky Eagle acknowledges Pipestone’s shortcomings, he describes his time there as not anything below “a bit of heaven.”

Were all Indian boarding faculties the dispiriting areas that heritage has advised? This booklet permits readers to come to a decision for themselves.

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