Michael C. Coleman's Indian Children At School

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Religious stability within the development of individuals was warped during the forced assimilation due to the cult-like idea of Christianity being the superior religion throughout the assimilation era. Michael C. Coleman, author of Indian Children at School, speculates that the propaganda of the Christian religion to force and assimilate the natives into the white man’s religion was the first program to civilize Indian schoolchildren. (American Indian Children at School) As a matter of fact, before being forced into American schools, the first phase of assimilation was the act of immersing the Indians into Christianity. In addition to this, Michael C. Coleman also proposes the idea that Christianity could be labeled as a cult during 1790-1920
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