Our Spirits Don't Speak English: Indian Boarding School

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25 October 2008


“Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School,” a documentary that examines an educational system that was designed to destroy Indian culture and tribal unity. When it began in 1879, the philosophy of the Indian boarding school system was “to kill the Indian and save the man,” the mission statement of Captain Richard Henry Pratt, founder and superintendent of Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania until 1904.

Filmmaker: Steven Heape/Chip Richie

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Producer's Name: Steven Heape/Chip Richie

Year of Production: 2008

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Rich-Heape Films

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