Pratt's Experiences Of African-Americans, Questions And Answers

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1. Pratt opposed reservations because Jefferson’s treaty agreement meant the Great River would be the border between them and the whites. Indians would be isolated and not a part of the American life. 2. Schools would “kill the Indian and save the man” by introducing them to the life of an American. In order to destroy their culture, children were taken away from their families. Indians were unable to engage in their tribe’s culture and they were required to speak in English. 3. A great lesson Pratt drew from the experiences of African-Americans is that they became English speaking and civilized since they were forced to associate with people like that. Another lesson he learned was that our civilization was fed to the Indians instead of

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