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Spirit Survives: Education for Extinction at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School-Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse

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For decades the Indigenous nations of North America suffered the loss of their children to government boarding schools, where they were forcibly “re-educated” to assimilation and “civilization,” at the cost of culture and identity. Renowned Native American storyteller Dovie Thomason, of Lakota, Apache, and Scot Traveller descent, introduces us to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School and its profound and lingering impact on Indian and non-Indian people. Her story explores the narratives and inner resources that enabled the spirit and identity of Native peoples to survive and raises provocative questions for all contemporary Americans.

Appropriate for  adults and youth 13 and older

The Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal Street
New York, NY