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Further Reading

Fear-Segal, J., & Rose, S. (Eds.). (2016). Carlisle Indian Industrial School: Indigenous Histories, Memories, and Reclamations. LINCOLN; LONDON: University of Nebraska Press. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1dwssxz Brunhouse, R. (1939). THE FOUNDING OF THE CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL. Pennsylvania History: A Journal of … Continue reading

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Critical Commentary

 Minnie’s letter to her mother demonstrates the multiple ways in which she resisted the goals of the Carlisle Indian school. According to Seagal and Rose (2016), one of the ways in which the school founder, Richard Pratt, sought to assimilate … Continue reading

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Historical and Cultural Context

Minnie Tsait-Kopeta was a member of the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma. It is important to consider Minnie’s tribal culture as it may have informed her letter and the sentiments that she delineates within it. Firstly, belonging to the Kiowa tribe … Continue reading

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Biography

Unlike other students, Minnie does not have a comprehensive biographical record. However, here is what can be pieced together from the documents found within her student file provided by the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center. By virtue of the physical … Continue reading

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Minnie Tsait-Kopeta

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Reading

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