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The Indian Children Stolen By The Federal Government

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Throughout the American West, you’ll often find main city thoroughfares named “Indian School Road.” But city maps don’t tell the story behind the name: trauma inflicted by the U.S. government on Native American children. Nick Estes, assistant professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico and a member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how generations of tribes still grapple with this brutal legacy. His story “The U.S. Stole Generations of Indigenous Children to Open the West,” appeared recently in High Country News.