Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences

K. Tsianina Lomawaima

The institutional life of boarding school is a common thread running through American Indian history-a history that will not be forgotten. Here are stories of the strategies of human survival-resistance, accommodation, faith in oneself and one's heritage, the ability to learn from hard times and to create something beautiful and meaningful from scraps and fragments. Accompanies a permanent exhibition at The Heard Museum (Phoenix, Arizona).