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From the boarding schools : Apache Indian students speak / Arnold Krupat.

Krupat, Arnold, (author.).


"Arnold Krupat's From the Boarding Schools: Apache Indians Speak presents for the first time the writings and autobiographies of Sam Kenoi, Dan Nicholas, and Vincent Natalish"-- Provided by publisher.
"Arnold Krupat's From the Boarding Schools makes available previously unheard Apache voices from the Indian boarding schools. It includes selections from two unpublished autobiographies by Sam Kenoi and Dan Nicholas, produced in the 1930s with the anthropologist, Morris Opler, as well as material by and about Vincent Natalish, a contemporary of Kenoi and Nicholas. Natalish was one of more than one hundred Apaches taken from Fort Marion to the Carlisle Indian School by its superintendent, Captain Richard Henry Pratt, in 1887. A considerable number of these students died at the school, and many who were sent home for illness or poor health did not recover. Natalish, however, remained at Carlisle and graduated in 1899. He married, had a son, and lived and worked in New York. He also actively sought the release of his relatives and other Apaches held prisoner at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Apache people have been telling and circulating stories among themselves for generations. But in contrast to their neighbors the Hopis and the Navajos, Apaches have produced relatively few written autobiographical narratives, and even fewer about their boarding school experiences. Supplementing the narratives with detailed cultural and historical commentary, From the Boarding Schools brings these lived experiences from the archives into current discourse. "-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781496234063
  • ISBN: 1496234065
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 151 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-144) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Sam Kenoi's school years as told by himself -- Dan Nicholas' school years as told by himself -- Vincent Natalish : his schooling, life, and writing.
Subject: Kenoi, Sam, approximately 1875 to 1881-1969?
Nicholas, Dan, 1894-1969?
Natalish, Vincent, approximately 1878-1922.
Geronimo, 1829-1909 > Friends and associates.
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) > Students > Biography.
Chilocco Indian School > Students > Biography.
Off-reservation boarding schools > United States > Biography.
Apache Indians > Biography.
Indian students > United States > Biography.
Boarding school students > United States > Biography.

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