By Diane Glancy
At the tip of the Southern Plains Indian wars in 1875, the struggle division shipped seventy-two Kiowa, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Comanche, and Caddo prisoners from castle Sill, Oklahoma, to fortress Marion in St. Augustine, Florida. those so much resistant local humans, known as “trouble causers,” arrived to curious, boisterous crowds desirous to see the Indian warriors they knew purely from mind's eye. Fort Marion Prisoners and the Trauma of local Education is an evocative paintings of artistic nonfiction, weaving jointly heritage, oral traditions, and private event to inform the tale of those Indian prisoners.
Resurrecting the voices and stories of the prisoners who underwent a painful routine of assimilation, Diane Glancy’s paintings is an element historical past, half documentation of private bills, and a look for innovative openings into the lives of the prisoners who left few in their personal documents except carvings of their cellblocks and the well-known ledger books. They discovered English, arithmetic, geography, civics, and penmanship with the data that buying a similar schooling as these within the U.S. government will be their top device for petitioning for freedom. Glancy unearths tales of survival and an intimate realizing of the fortress Marion prisoners’ predicament.
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Fort Marion Prisoners and the Trauma of Native Education by Diane Glancy