Leonard Peltier - Early Life and Education

Early Life and Education

Peltier was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the eleventh of thirteen children, to Leo Peltier and Alvina Robideau. His father was three-quarters Chippewa and one-quarter French, and his mother was Lakota Sioux on her mother's side and Chippewa on her father's. Peltier's parents divorced when he was four years old. At this time, Leonard and his sister Betty Ann were taken to live with their paternal grandparents Alex and Mary Dubois-Peltier in the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa near Belcourt, North Dakota. In September 1953, at the age of nine, Leonard was enrolled at the Wahpeton Indian School in Wahpeton, North Dakota, an Indian boarding school run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). He graduated at Wahpeton in May 1957, and attended the Flandreau Indian School in Flandreau, South Dakota. After dropping out in the ninth grade, he returned to the Turtle Mountain Reservation to live with his father.

Read more about this topic:  Leonard Peltier

Other articles related to "early life and education, life, education, early":

Frederick III, German Emperor - Personal Life - Early Life and Education
... sentiments remained an influential force in German politics throughout Frederick's life ... Despite the value placed by the Hohenzollern family on a traditional military education, Augusta insisted that her son also receive a classical education ... the military traditions of their dynasty at an early age Frederick was ten when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the First Infantry Regiment of Guards and invested ...
Joseph Conrad - Merchant Navy - British Voyages - Master
... of the Malay Archipelago, why does this area loom so large in his early work? (Leaving aside The Rescue, whose completion was repeatedly deferred till 1920, the last of the Malay novels was Lord Jim ... of tropical nature and the dreariness of human life within it accorded well with the pessimistic mood of his early works." After Johannes Freiesleben, Danish ... begin what Najder calls "the most traumatic journey of his life." After his November 1889 meeting with Thys, and before departing for the Congo, Conrad had again gone to Brussels, on 5 ...
Benigno Aquino III - Early Life and Education
... Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III was born on February 8, 1960 in Manila ... He is the third of the five children of Benigno S ...
Diosdado Macapagal - Early Life - Early Life and Education
... Macapagal raised enough money to continue his studies at the University of Santo Tomas ... He also gained the assistance of philanthropist Honorio Ventura, the Secretary of the Interior at the time, who financed his education ...

Famous quotes containing the words education, early and/or life:

    She gave high counsels. It was the privilege of certain boys to have this immeasurably high standard indicated to their childhood; a blessing which nothing else in education could supply.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Here is this vast, savage, howling mother of ours, Nature, lying all around, with such beauty, and such affection for her children, as the leopard; and yet we are so early weaned from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively an interaction of man on man,—a sort of breeding in and in, which produces at most a merely English nobility, a civilization destined to have a speedy limit.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Our intellect is not the most subtle, the most powerful, the most appropriate, instrument for revealing the truth. It is life that, little by little, example by example, permits us to see that what is most important to our heart, or to our mind, is learned not by reasoning but through other agencies. Then it is that the intellect, observing their superiority, abdicates its control to them upon reasoned grounds and agrees to become their collaborator and lackey.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)