FILM: PBS's Unspoken: America's Native American Boarding Schools
Watch PBS Utah's documentary as it discusses the origin of the boarding schools, "assimilation versus extermination."
"The history of the United States of America is like a coin. For every story written of the successes and growth of the country, there is the other side — where people are subjected to the consequences of decisions over which they had no control. During the westward expansion of the U.S., the indigenous people were those people, whose treatment ranged from being dismissed to outright extermination."