Schools run by the Office of Indian Affairs have been severely criticized for their attempts to forcibly “Americanize” Native American students. This photograph from 1895 shows students in Western dress learning to sew more of the same.

From "Make it yourself": home sewing, gender, and culture, 1890-1930 by Sarah A. Gordon

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  • American: 1900-present
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  • Lac du Flambeau U.S. Government School for Indian Children Schools run by the Office of Indian Affairs have been severely criticized for their attempts to forcibly “Americanize” Native American students. This photograph from 1895 shows students in Western dress learning to sew more of the same.