Survivors of Indian Boarding Schools Tell Their Stories
Starting in the late 19th century, tens of thousands of Native American children were taken from their reservations to Indian Boarding Schools. The goal was to assimilate Native Americans by replacing their traditional ways with those of the majority of Americans.
In a new documentary, called "The Indian Schools, the Survivors' Story," Native Americans in Michigan tell their memories of the boarding schools. For most of them, the experience was painful and humiliating.
Play the audio above to hear this story.