American Experience (1988– )
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In the White Man's Image 

In 1875, Captain Richard Pratt escorted 72 Indian warriors suspected of murdering white settlers to Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida. Once there, Pratt began an ambitious experiment ... See full summary »

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Christine Lesiak

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Pete Boughn Pete Boughn
Benjamin C. Bradlee Benjamin C. Bradlee ... Narrator (voice)
Wiley Harker Wiley Harker
Janice Harlan Janice Harlan
Sabrina Hendricks Sabrina Hendricks
Mary Hill Mary Hill
Jerry Long Jerry Long
Ivan Naranjo Ivan Naranjo
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In 1875, Captain Richard Pratt escorted 72 Indian warriors suspected of murdering white settlers to Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida. Once there, Pratt began an ambitious experiment which involved teaching the Indians to read and write, English, putting them in uniforms and drilling them like soldiers. "Kill the Indian and the save the man," was Pratt's motto. A film about the experiment by Richard Pratt to change acculturate Native Americans into mainstream, white culture with the creation of the Carlise School for Indians in 1879. Pratt's school, and others like it, all begun in the most noble of humanistic intentions lasted well into the late 1930s. The schools were an outgrowth of the last westward expansion in the 1880s. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1992 (USA) See more »

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American Experience,WGBH See more »
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