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Term: outing system

Definition:

educational practice, ca. 1900, that assigned Indian children from boarding school to work for white employers as servants and laborers at sub-standard wages.

View pictures relating to off-reservation boarding schools at Wisconsin Historical Images.

[Source: Loew, Patty. Indian Nations of Wisconsin (Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2001).]
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