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J.J. Osuna (fl. 1901-1905) An Indian in Spite of Myself

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09565.18 Author/Creator: J.J. Osuna (fl. 1901-1905) Place Written: s.l. Type: Typed document Date: ca. 1932 Pagination: 6 p. ; 8.5 x 12.5 cm.

Summary of Content: A six-page essay, in which the author, J.J. Osuna, describes his move from Puerto Rico to the U.S. to attend the Carlisle Indian School in 1901. He writes about how sad he was to leave his mother, about the journey over, and about the school itself. He dislikes the school and, as a Puerto Rican of Spanish discent, he feels out of place among Native Americans, so after one year he leaves to attend the Bloomburg Normal School. In 1905, however, the Carlisle Indian School allows him to graduate with his class.

People: Humphrey, Hubert H. (1911- 1978)

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: American Indian HistoryEducation

Sub Era: Native Americans

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