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Educational Processes

"A Government school has been opened here within the past year, and the scholars have made good progress. We found, however, much unpleasant feeling among the Indians in regard to the teacher of this school, owing to his having a few years before driven off four Indian families from their lands at Pala, and patented the lands to himself. There were also other rumors seriously affecting his moral character, which led us to make the suggestion in regard to the employment of female teachers in these Indian schools. As one of the Indians forcibly said, to set such men as this over schools was like setting the wolf to take care of the lambs."

From: Helen Hunt Jackson, Eyewitness Story; Additional educational source: Intergenerational Trauma and Historical Grief in American Indians: A Review of Conceptualizations from Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, by Melanie Ottenbacher