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Modern American Civilization

Modern American Civilization

 1. Why did Pratt oppose reservations? How would schools achieve Pratt’s goal to “Kill the Indian . . .  and save the man”?

2.  What did Pratt mean by asserting that “our greatest mistake [is] in feeding our civilization  to  the  Indians  instead  of  feeding  the  Indians  to  our  civilization”?  Did  he  consider  education  or  Chris  tianity  mistakes  for  Indians?  Why  or  why  not?

3.  What lessons did Pratt draw from the experiences of African Americans? Did he believe they represented a success story for his goal of “citizenizing”?