"This is, quite simply, a wonderful book. In lively prose, Adams tells the poignant story of the relentless war against American Indian children. It is a tale about policy makers who sought to use boarding schools as an instrument for transforming Indian youth to 'American' ways of thinking, doing, and living. Adams demonstrates convincingly that Native American students were anything but passive recipients of the 'curriculum of civilization.' Recommended for all levels". -- Choice"Everything is here: the cropped hair and army uniforms, the endless drilling and marching, the round of daily chores, the spells in the guardhouse for speaking Indian, and the ubiquitous little school graveyards that signaled the terrible toll these institutions took on young lives. Required reading for all students of United States race relations". -- The London Times Higher Education Supplement."A story worth reading and remembering, one that reveals the use of education as a weapon of war, a method of domination. A strong lesson in the potential for education to become part of a political and cultural arsenal". -- American Journal of Education"Persuasive and moving, this book is full of good stories that should appeal to the general public". -- Brian Dippie, author of The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy.