Quakers and Indigenous Boarding Schools (HC and SC)
This guide provides information about resources available at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College on Quaker involvement with Indigenous boarding schools (Indian Boarding Schools).
Quakers and Native Americans examines the history of interactions between Quakers and Native Americans (American Indians). Fourteen scholarly essays cover the period from the 1650s to the twentieth century.
During the late nineteenth century, Anglo-Americans inflicted cultural and economic devastation on Native people. Though this process is often understood as a clash of rival economic systems or racial ideologies, it was also a profound spiritual struggle. In The Gods of Indian Country, Jennifer Graber focuses on Kiowa Indians during Anglo-Americans's hundred-year effort to acquire, explore, and seize their homeland.
Finding Right Relations: Quakers, Native Americans, and Settler Colonialism by Marianne O. Nielsen; Barbara M. Heather
Centering on the relationship between Quaker colonists and the Lenape people, Finding Right Relations explores the contradictory position of the Quakers as both egalitarian, pacifist people, and as settler colonists. This book explores major challenges to Quaker beliefs and resulting relations with American Indians from the mid-seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century. It shows how the Quakers not only failed to prevent settler colonial violence against American Indians but also perpetuated it. It provides historical examples such as the French and Indian War, the massacre of the Conestoga Indians, and the American Indian boarding schools to explore the power of colonialism to corrupt even those colonists with a belief system rooted in social justice.
Quakers, Native American Boarding Schools and education
The Quaker Era of Cherokee Indian Education, 1880-1892 by Neely, S
Red Bird, Red Power tells the story of one of the most influential--and controversial--American Indian activists of the twentieth century. Zitkala-Sa (1876-1938), also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was a highly gifted writer, editor, and musician who dedicated her life to achieving justice for Native peoples.
Zitkála-Šá's Old Indian Legends: A New Perspective by Lewandowski, Tadeusz
The story of the Thomas Indian School has been overlooked by history and historians even though it predated, lasted longer, and affected a larger number of Indian children than most of the more well-known federal boarding schools.
The disastrous Buffalo Creek Treaty of 1838 called for the Senecas' removal to Kansas (then part of the Indian Territory). From this low point, the Seneca Nation of Indians, which today occupies three reservations in western New York, sought to rebound.
A Quaker Promise Kept by Lois Barton
Publication Date: 1990-05-01
Philadelphia Friends' work with the Allegany Senecas, 1795-1960
A little school, a reservation divided: Quaker education and allegany seneca leadership in the early American Republic by Nicholas, Mark A.