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Pipestone : my life in an Indian boarding school /
Adam Fortunate Eagle ; afterword by Laurence M. Hauptman.
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Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c2010.
description
xviii, 193 p.
ISBN
080614114X (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780806141145 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c2010.
isbn
080614114X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780806141145 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
7077410
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Adam Fortunate Eagle, an enrolled member of the Ojibwe Nation, is the author of Heart of the Rock: The Indian Invasion of Alcatraz. He currently resides on the Fallon Indian Reservation in Nevada.
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A renowned activist recalls his childhood years in an Indian boarding school
Main Description
A renowned activist recalls his childhood years in an Indian boarding school Best known as a leader of the Indian takeover of Alcatraz Island in 1969, Adam Fortunate Eagle now offers an unforgettable memoir of his years as a young student at Pipestone Indian Boarding School in Minnesota. In this rare firsthand account, Fortunate Eagle lives up to his reputation as a "contrary warrior" by disproving the popular view of Indian boarding schools as bleak and prisonlike. Fortunate Eagle attended Pipestone between 1935 and 1945, just as Commissioner of Indian Affairs John Collier's pluralist vision was reshaping the federal boarding school system to promote greater respect for Native cultures and traditions. But this book is hardly a dry history of the late boarding school era. Telling this story in the voice of his younger self, the author takes us on a delightful journey into his childhood and the inner world of the boarding school. Along the way, he shares anecdotes of dormitory culture, student pranks, and warrior games. Although Fortunate Eagle recognizes Pipestone's shortcomings, he describes his time there as nothing less than "a little bit of heaven." Were all Indian boarding schools the dispiriting places that history has suggested? This book allows readers to decide for themselves.
Main Description
Best known as a leader of the Indian takeover of Alcatraz Island in 1969, Adam Fortunate Eagle now offers an unforgettable memoir of his years as a young student at Pipestone Indian Boarding School in Minnesota. In this rare firsthand account, Fortunate Eagle lives up to his reputation as a "contrary warrior" by disproving the popular view of Indian boarding schools as bleak and prisonlike.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Life at Pipestone Indian Boarding School, March 1935-June 1945p. 3
Life after Pipestone Indian Boarding Schoolp. 149
Excerpt from "The History of Pipestone Indian School,"p. 163
A Brief History of "The Pipestone Indian School," Courtesy Pipestone County Museump. 167
Afterwordp. 171
Notesp. 187
Glossaryp. 193
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