Did You hear? They're Moving us to reservations in the west!!
A reservation is land set aside for native americans by the U.S. Government. These lands were lands that were unwanted by other people. These lands were often ones with bad hunting or bad crop growth Which created poverty in the Reservations.
Sir can we leave this reservation?
No! I have been ordered to keep you and your tribe in this reservation!
Assimilation was to make Native Americans more like white Americans. Assimilation is one group taking the traits of another. The U.S. government sent native american children to boarding schools where they were taught to be like white children.
Today we will learn how to clean, sew, cook, do laundry and other housework.
Today we will learn carpentry, blacksmithing and then we have some wood to chop!