Complete 1 page APA formatted article: Indian Students in Revisiting American Indian Educational Experiences by Clifford E. Trafzer. The books showed that despite the schools attempt to civilize its students, it still failed to destroy the native childrens tribal identities. Yet it also managed to win many pupils to appreciate the English language and other academic skills. It was a successful failure as Traftzer et al. put it because the children managed to keep their identities as native Indians despite the schools oppressive policy to assimilate them yet they also learned the academics taught without losing themselves (29).The book illustrated how culturally destructive boarding schools are to the natives and how it fosters elitism among them but it also highlighted the effort of the students to retain their sense of Indian identity that includes their native language that often necessitates resisting the discipline of which boarding schools impose. It showed the resolve of the students at boarding school to retain an identity that was purposely eroded through a policy of assimilation.