Date of Award

Spring 1973

Document Type




First Advisor

Allen Pope

Second Advisor

Thomas Block

Third Advisor

Rev. James McCarthy


The purpose of this study was to examine contributions of the American Indians in the areas of culture, economics, government, medicine and religion as they affect the education of the American Indians in today's educational system. . .The American Indians of today are a minority race who are often stereotyped as silent, withdrawn and unAmerican in white man’s sense of American. Because it is the right of all people to be treated equal regardless of race, color, creed or sex, it is felt desirable to study the contributions of the American Indian to America, to study the Indian student’s reaction to his present education and what he feels should be done to better his education.