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CSME Exchange: October 27, 2023

October 27, 2023


Crocker Science Center (CSC), Room 330

Math Education in Indian Boarding Schools, 1879-1932
José F. Gutiérrez, Assistant Professor
Friday, October 27, 2023
12pm – 1pm
Crocker Science Center (CSC) Room 330
Lunch will be provided
José will discuss the ongoing work of the Mathematical Reservations Research Group. He will present major findings related to how mathematics was used to assimilate youth to Anglo-American standards and prepare them to embrace private property as part of a larger plan to dispossess Native peoples of their land and eradicate their identities, languages, and knowledge. This historical research is important because the current scholarship on the history of school mathematics omits the experiences of Native Americans, and it prepares researchers and educators to see how mathematics is used today for political purposes.


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