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        Montana Mosaic: The Promise of Indian Boarding Schools

        Assimilation was seen as a major "problem" as reservations were developed and treaties were written.  Thinking that children, rather than adults,  were more easily taught a new culture, one particular focus shifted to how to educate these children in the "new" ways.  This often resulted in children being sent to "Indian" boarding schools -- designed for Indian children only (even though hundreds of immigrant children were coming into the country and there was no seeming need for "assimilating" those children in special schools).

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