South Dakota Festival of Books – Lecture – Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption

When:
September 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
2018-09-21T10:00:00-05:00
2018-09-21T10:45:00-05:00
Where:
South Dakota Festival of Books
Brookings
SD 57007
USA
Cost:
Free

The adoption of American Indian children didn’t just appear in the 1950s.  It was a brick in the construction of ideas that examined the best way to make American Indians become more white, which began long before that.  However, what makes this topic important is that American Indian child placement was tragically the most successful program that attempted to do just that.  Join me as we talk about the history of assimilation, and the outcomes of American Indian children who’d been placed in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

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