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Native American Boarding Schools

South Dakota Church-Abuse Chronicles, Part 1: 'I Want Everyone To Know What Happened To Us'

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 08.13.2012 | Religion
Stephanie Woodard

From the late 1800s until the 1970s, the federal government compelled Native parents nationwide to send their children to boarding schools designed to assimilate them.

South Dakota Sex Abuse Scandal: A Peek Inside The Church's Drawers

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 06.19.2011 | Religion
Stephanie Woodard

What ex-students describe as rampant sexual abuse in South Dakota's half-dozen boarding schools occurred against a backdrop of extreme violence.