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Homesick: Disease and Distance in American Indian Boarding Schools

By Juliet Larkin-Gilmore In 1944, sixteen-year old Madonna Mary Swan confessed to her teacher, “I don’t want to die like they did, far away from mother and father, not seeing them again.”[1] She was referring to her friends who had succumbed

Homesick: Disease and Distance in American Indian Boarding Schools

By Juliet Larkin-Gilmore In 1944, sixteen-year old Madonna Mary Swan confessed to her teacher, “I don’t want to die like they did, far away from mother and father, not seeing them again.”[1] She was referring to her friends who had succumbed