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Module 25

A National Crime: Residential Schools in Canada, 1880s to 1960s

Maureen Lux

Primary sources:

  1. Text: Nicholas Flood Davin, Report on Industrial Schools for Indians and Half-Breeds (14 March 1879)
  2. Photo: Anglican Indian School, Siksika (Blackfoot) reserve (c.1901-1910)
  3. Photo: Students filling mattresses with straw, Kanai (Blood) Anglican school (c. 1916)
  4. Text: Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce, The Story of a National Crime: Being an Appeal for Justice to the Indians of Canada (1922)
  5. Photo: Sarcee Anglican School, Tsuu T’ina (Sarcee) Reserve (1912)
  6. Photo: School boys from Sarcee (Tsuu T’ina) School (1920)
  7. Photo: Bed-time prayers at the girls’ dormitory, Old Sun School, Siksika (Blackfoot) reserve (c. 1955)
  8. Photo: Class in session at the Residential School on Stoney reserve, Morley, Alberta (c. 1949)

Secondary sources:

  1. John Milloy. ‘The Tuition of Thomas Moore’ in A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879-1986 (1999)
  2. John Milloy. ‘The Charge of Manslaughter: Disease and Death, 1879-1946’ in A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879-1986 (1999)
  3. J.R. Miller. ‘You Ain’t My Boss: Resistance’ in Shingwauk’s Vision: A History of Native Residential Schools (1996)

Introduction

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