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System of Assimilation: The Creation of Indian Boarding Schools & its Impacts on Tribal Communities

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

“The System of Assimilation: The Creation of the Indian Boarding School and its Impacts on Tribal Communities”
Presented by Eric Hemenway
Saturday, September 16
11:00am – 12:00pm
Free for Museum Members
Registration required. Limited tickets day of. www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms
This program is presented in partnership with the Rochester-Avon Historical Society.
The Indian Boarding schools were created to “civilize the savage” under federal policies. These schools were located across the country, with several in Michigan. This talk will look at the creation of the system and the impacts these institutions have had on tribal communities.
Eric Hemenway, an Anishinaabe/Odawa, is Director of Repatriation, Archives, and Records for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Waganakising—The Land of the Crooked Tree—located in the northwest portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan. He has a lifelong involvement in researching Odawa history.


September 16
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Rochester Hill Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
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Rochester HIlls, MI 48306 United States
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