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Suicides on the Rosebud Reservation: A Historical Perspective


by Sarah Machiels Bennison - July 23, 2010

Three years ago, the Rosebud Reservation was rocked by the suicides of two of their own: a nineteen-year old varsity athlete and a thirteen year old straight A student. This brought the total number of suicides for 2007 to 144, a rate three times the national average. In the Great Plains, where Rosebud is located, the suicide rate is an alarming ten times the national average. This commentary offers one historic explanation for the despair still shaping Indian communities: the forced "civilizing" of natives through missionary schools founded in the 19th and early 20th centuries on reservations like Rosebud.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 23, 2010
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16081, Date Accessed: 12/1/2020 3:51:23 AM

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  • Sarah Bennison
    New York University
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    SARAH MACHIELS BENNISON is a visiting assistant professor at NYU. She is writing a book about missionary education of Native Americans in the West.
 
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