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        Montana Mosaic: Unintended Consequences of Indian Boarding Schools

        Those who thought that boarding schools would "take the Indian of the man" did not realize the far-reaching effects that could result.  Indeed, many children lost touch with their families, language, customs and culture.  But many bonded with children of other Native Nations and a whole political movement was a by-product of that as was the quest for political power.  There was also a lot of intermarriage which dilutes the blood quannum (used to determine whether or not an individual qualifies as a tribal member) which may affect a Native nation economically and socially.

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