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Ethnocentrism And Off Reservation Indian Boarding Schools, Nicholas C. Davidson Aug 2014

Ethnocentrism And Off Reservation Indian Boarding Schools, Nicholas C. Davidson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Ethnocentrism is a force to be reckoned with. The idea that one’s culture is morally and intellectually superior to another is a concept that has followed expanding civilizations for ages. The saga of the United States is no different. A society in a stage of expansion may think from a place of grandeur, and apply their cultural values to conquered people. This research will focus on three categories that will illustrate a holistic mindset of ethnocentrism from the point of view of the expanding United States to the original inhabitants of the continent. First, an exploration of federal government ...