Review: One Small Sacrifice
DeMeyer goes on to note the advent of the “large, militarist boarding schools or institutions where Indian children were placed involuntarily and forced to abandoned their beliefs, customs, and traditions.” The schools, which were established by the
government and private agencies, lasted well into the 1980’s before they were shut down. “Severe punishment, in the form of beatings, being chained and shackled, bound hand and foot and locked in closets was not uncommon,” said DeMeyer. Remember, we’re talking about children here. U.S.