“A Second Wave of Hopi Migration” (History of Education Quarterly, August 2014)

A short response essay I wrote entitled “A Second Wave of Hopi Migration” was recently published in the History of Education Quarterly (Volume 54, No. 3, August 2014), the flagship journal of the History of Education Society.

The article is part of a special edition on Indian education histories that was edited by Adrea Lawrence,  Donald R. Warren, and KuuNUx TeeRit Kroupa. In addition to the editors, various scholars contributed to this collection, including K. Tsianina Lomawaima, David Wallace Adams, Milton Gaither, Yesenia Lucia Cervera, and Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (click here for the Table of Contents).

In my essay I note that historians have primarily interpreted the American Indian boarding school experience through a frame of Indian education policies and discussions of assimilation and acculturation. But I argue that there is perhaps a more nuanced way of understanding the education history of Indigenous people.

By using my grandfather Lloyd (Quache) Gilbert as an example, who attended the Phoenix Indian School in the 1940s and early 1950s, I instead highlight the value and importance of utilizing Native ways of understanding to interpret Hopi and other American Indian education histories.

I also discuss and critique the U.S. government’s name changing policy, and explain how school officials required my grandfather (and his siblings) to change his surname from “Quache” (“friend” in the Hopi language) to the English surname “Gilbert.”

The complete essay can be downloaded by clicking the image below.

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3 thoughts on ““A Second Wave of Hopi Migration” (History of Education Quarterly, August 2014)

  1. theron w reece

    I had the beautiful experience of knowing Philp Zeyouma for nearly 15 years while living in Parker Arizona, incredible man and a beautiful family. Can you share any information about him? Thank you, your book is a beautiful tribute to these great and misunderstood people/

    1. Thanks, Theron! Most of the information I know about Philip surrounds his early years of running for Sherman Institute. I’ve written at length about him in my article “Hopi Footraces and American Marathons, 1912-1930.” You can download the article on the right hand column of my blog (scroll down). Also, Gregory Schaff wrote briefly about him in his book “American Indian Jewelry II: 2,000 Artist Biographies.” I hope this helps!

  2. theron w reece

    how can I leave a personal message for herbert gilbert, I lived in Parker,Arizona and was a personal friend of Phillip Zeyouma and his family for over 10 years.

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