Indian Education in the American Colonies, 1607-1783

SKU: 9780803259669

Margaret Connell Szasz
Grade Levels:
College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
University of Nebraska Press
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Margaret Connell Szasz's remarkable synthesis of archival and published materials is a detailed and engaging story told from both Indian and European perspectives. Szasz argues that the most intriguing dimension of colonial Indian education came with the individuals who tried to work across cultures. We learn of the remarkable accomplishments of two Algonquian students at Harvard, of the Creek woman Mary Musgrove who enabled James Oglethorpe and the Georgians to establish peaceful relations with the Creek Nation, and of Algonquian minister Samson Occom, whose intermediary skills led to the founding of Dartmouth College. The story of these individuals and their compatriots plus the numerous experiments in Indian schooling provide a new way of looking at Indian-white relations and colonial Indian education. Margaret Connell Szasz is a professor of Native American and Celtic history at the University of New Mexico. Originally published in 1988 this edition contains a new introduction by the author.

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