To assimilate Native children into a Christian lifestyle and European work habits In 1920 it was made into law that all Native children were to attend Residential schools if there was no Day school near their home. Purpose.
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In 1920 it was made into law that all Native children were to attend Residential schools if there was no Day school near their home.Purpose
Stated by Duncan Campbell Scott – Deputy Superintendent General of Indian AffairsQuote from 1920
The children were not allowed to speak their native language. If they were caught doing so they would be beaten.
The children were given new English names.
Their hair was cut.
They were to wear different clothes.Rules