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Stolen Innocents

Episode description

Without getting into current politics, we can’t ignore the plight of children seized from parents of a particular group.  And it’s not the first time either.  A century ago, the American government took tens of thousands of children from Native families and placed them in boarding schools with strict assimilation practices.  Their philosophy - kill the Indian to save the man....

01:00 Indian Schools

09:00 Australia's "stolen generations"

16:00 Ceausescu's orphans

20:15 the Dionne quintuplets


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