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The US Government's Education of Native American Children

Clip: Season 21 Episode 9 | 1m 48s | Video has closed captioning.

What were Native American children expected to learn in schools run by the US government? The "de-Indianization" program failed, but the toll was devastating.

Aired: 05/11/09

Rating: NR

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