Native American History
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How did the American Government try to assimilate the Native Americans?

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05/07/2008

There were a number of ways. The very real threat of annihilation if Indians didn't become 'white'. The Indians were punished for speaking their own languages. They were persecuted for practicing their own religions. Children were routinely kidnapped and put in white schools and taught to hate anything Indian.