By Diane Glancy
At the tip of the Southern Plains Indian wars in 1875, the conflict division shipped seventy-two Kiowa, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Comanche, and Caddo prisoners from fortress Sill, Oklahoma, to citadel Marion in St. Augustine, Florida. those so much resistant local humans, often called “trouble causers,” arrived to curious, boisterous crowds wanting to see the Indian warriors they knew merely from mind's eye. Fort Marion Prisoners and the Trauma of local Education is an evocative paintings of inventive nonfiction, weaving jointly historical past, oral traditions, and private adventure to inform the tale of those Indian prisoners.
Resurrecting the voices and reports of the prisoners who underwent a painful routine of assimilation, Diane Glancy’s paintings is an element heritage, half documentation of private bills, and a look for resourceful openings into the lives of the prisoners who left few in their personal documents except carvings of their cellblocks and the recognized ledger books. They realized English, arithmetic, geography, civics, and penmanship with the information that buying an analogous schooling as these within the U.S. government will be their most sensible instrument for petitioning for freedom. Glancy unearths tales of survival and an intimate realizing of the citadel Marion prisoners’ predicament.
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