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    Tiny Horrors: A Chilling Reminder of How Cruel Assimilation Was—And Is

    For such small objects, the child’s handcuffs are surprisingly heavy when cradled in the palms of one’s hand. Although now rusted from years of disuse, they still convey the horror of their brutal purpose, which was to restrain Native children who were being brought to boarding schools. “I felt the weight of their metal on my heart,” said Jessica Lackey of the Cherokee tribe as she described holding the handcuffs for the first time.

    Source indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com

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