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The Resource They called it prairie light : the story of Chilocco Indian School, K. Tsianina Lomawaima

They called it prairie light : the story of Chilocco Indian School, K. Tsianina Lomawaima

Label
They called it prairie light : the story of Chilocco Indian School
Title
They called it prairie light
Title remainder
the story of Chilocco Indian School
Statement of responsibility
K. Tsianina Lomawaima
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Established in 1884 and operative for nearly a century, the Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma was one of a series of off-reservation boarding schools intended to assimilate American Indian children into mainstream American life. Latterday critics have characterized the schools as destroyers of Indian communities and cultures, but the reality K. Tsianina Lomawaima discloses was much more complex. "Indian people took possession of Chilocco and made it their own," she writes. "Their voices should tell its history." In recollections juxtaposed against the official records of racist ideology and repressive practice, students from the 1920s and '30s recall their loneliness and demoralization but also remember with pride the love and mutual support binding them together, their creative rebellions against petty authority, the forging of new pan-Indian identities and reinforcement of old tribal ones, the skills and trades they mastered, and the leadership they developed. The evocative chapter titles cover the gamut of the boarding school experience expressed in Lomawaima's interviews: "They Called It Prairie Light," "The Finest School on Earth," "I Could Always Plow a Pretty Straight Line," "You're a Woman, You're Going to be a Wife," "You Dizzy Bastard, Get in Step!," "Hm! White Boy - You Got No Business Here!"
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lomawaima, K. Tsianina
Dewey number
370/.08997
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E97.6.C4
LC item number
L65 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
North American Indian Prose Award Ser
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chilocco Indian School
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Chilocco Indian School
  • EDUCATION
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Chilocco Indian School (Okla.)
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • United States, Oklahoma
  • United States, Oklahoma
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Indianer
  • Schule
  • Oklahoma
  • Indiens
  • Indiens
  • Schule
  • Indianer
Label
They called it prairie light : the story of Chilocco Indian School, K. Tsianina Lomawaima
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-201) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'They Called it Prairie Light' -- 'The Fines' School on Earth' -- 'I Could Always Plow A Pretty Straight Line' -- 'You're A Woman, You're Going to Be A Wife' -- 'You Dizzy Bastard, Get in Step!' -- 'Hm! White Boy! You Got No Business Here!'
Control code
45885639
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 205 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585338897
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
lomthx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45885639
Label
They called it prairie light : the story of Chilocco Indian School, K. Tsianina Lomawaima
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-201) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'They Called it Prairie Light' -- 'The Fines' School on Earth' -- 'I Could Always Plow A Pretty Straight Line' -- 'You're A Woman, You're Going to Be A Wife' -- 'You Dizzy Bastard, Get in Step!' -- 'Hm! White Boy! You Got No Business Here!'
Control code
45885639
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 205 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585338897
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
lomthx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45885639

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