American Studies ETDs

Author

Sally Hyer

Publication Date

7-29-1994

Abstract

This dissertation is an ethnohistorical study of Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a boarding school for children from southwestern tribes in grades seven through twelve. SFIS was founded by the federal government in 1890 as a highly regimented, hierarchical institution designed to assimilate Indian students through education and isolation from their families. In 1976 control of Albuquerque Indian School shifted to the All Indian Pueblo Council, an ancient inter-pueblo coalition. The AIS program was transferred to Santa Fe in 1981. Under tribal control, first by AIPC and now by a Board of Education, SFIS has been redefined as a community school with the mission of fostering an Indian way of life.

Language

English

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

American Studies

Level of Degree

Doctoral

Department Name

American Studies

First Committee Member (Chair)

Margaret Connell Szasz

Second Committee Member

Joseph H. Suina

Third Committee Member

Charles D. Biebel

Fourth Committee Member

Jane Young

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