Teagan Dreyer shares with us her personal experiences and research of Native identity and self-determination within reclaimed boarding schools.
Teagan is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma in her second year of the History PhD program at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She studies the experiences of Native American students in federal and tribally-run boarding schools post-World War II. In her research Teagan has focused on the experiences of students in Oklahoma but is also concerned with schools around the country. This research has led Teagan to study the implications of changing federal policies on boarding schools and tribal self-determination through education.
Chilocco Indian School History Project through Oklahoma State University - https://chilocco.library.okstate.edu/history
Graphic novel on Chilocco Indian School - https://chilocco.library.okstate.edu/graphic-novel
Chilocco Indian School Documentary - https://chilocco.library.okstate.edu/documentary
National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition - https://boardingschoolhealing.org/
Carlisle Indian School Project - https://carlisleindianschoolproject.com/
Returning Home: Diné Creative Works from the Intermountain Indian School co-authored by Farina King, Michael P. Taylor, and James R. Swensen - https://uapress.arizona.edu/book/returning-home