The boarding schools was good for the white Americans but not for the Native Americans. The U.S. Government wanted the Native Americans to be more like the white Americans. This was called Assimilation. They were trying to make the Native Americans have the traits of a white American and that is wrong.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN?!?!
You guys are going to have to dress and act more like the white children here.
I don't think so.
Your going to look great!
Its okay son. It's going to happen to me too.
I don't want to have to be like the white Americans, I want to be like myself!
I am scared Mom and Dad.
It's going to be okay honey.
On the bright side we get the best land! It's something called reservations.
But we have to move to the west and be like the white Americans.
We are looking for a way to get rid of the Native American land claims.
This is what the white Americans think about Assimilation.
We believe that Assimilation would help the Native Americans become rich and live the American dream!!!