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American Experience; In the White Man’s Image

07/07/2005

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Series
American Experience
Program
In the White Man’s Image
Program Number

101

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

In 1875, Captain Richard Pratt escorted 72 Indian warriors suspected of murdering white settlers to Fort Marion in Florida, removed their shackles, hired teachers, and made them into what Harriet Beecher Stowe called "docile and eager students." Program follows Capt. Pratt's founding of the Carlisle School in Pennsylvania, and his philosophy of "kill the Indian and save the man" which became the basis of the Indian schools across America. In this film, native Americans tell the story of a humanist experiment gone bad.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; In the White Man’s Image,” 07/07/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EF577036D77B427CBD8D763B69E7BBAB.
MLA: “American Experience; In the White Man’s Image.” 07/07/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EF577036D77B427CBD8D763B69E7BBAB>.
APA: American Experience; In the White Man’s Image. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EF577036D77B427CBD8D763B69E7BBAB
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