Read Essie's Story: The Life and Legacy of a Shoshone Teacher (American Indian Lives) by Esther Burnett Horne Online


This is the spirited story of Esther Burnett Horne, an accomplished and inspiring educator in Indian boarding schools Born in 1909, Horne attended Haskell Indian Institute in Lawrence, Kansas, and often visited relatives on the Shoshone Wind River Reservation in Wyoming Motivated by teachers like Ella Deloria and Ruth Muskrat Bronson, Horne devoted her life to educating other Indian children She began teaching at the Wahpeton Indian School in Wahpeton, North Dakota, in 1930 and has remained active in education to the present day Her experiences as student and teacher have enabled Horne to provide a detailed portrait of Indian boarding schools We learn about daily life at Haskell and about the challenges and rewards of teaching for the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Wahpeton Above all, Horne s life illuminates the ongoing struggle by Native teachers and students to retain their cultural identities within a government educational system designed to assimilate them.Esther Horne and Sally McBeth developed this life history in a truly collaborative manner McBeth carefully documented both Hornes personal history and the creation of this work What emerges is an engaging and informative narrative about education and identity....

Title : Essie's Story: The Life and Legacy of a Shoshone Teacher (American Indian Lives)
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ISBN : 0803223862
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : University of Nebraska Press August 1, 1998
Number of Pages : 225 pages
File Size : 684 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Essie's Story: The Life and Legacy of a Shoshone Teacher (American Indian Lives) Reviews

  • Jean Haugen
    2019-02-02 13:39

    This is a very interesting book and well written and researched. The subject of the book, Essie, is an aunt of my uncle by marriage, but more than interest in family history, it gives a different point of view of education of the Native Americans in boarding schools.

  • Kerry Ross Boren
    2019-01-25 13:26

    Essie's Story is an excellent source of history and information on the women of the Mountain West, of whom Esther Burnett Horne shines brilliantly.