A collective statement written by native American prisoners and former prisoners article named; The American Indian in the White Man's Prisons: A Story of Genocide mentioned that "The children could not to talk in their native languages, they could not wear their tribal clothing but they had to wear uniforms, and they were harshly disciplined" ( Reed 7). When these children returned home from boarding schools they were confused and they lost their cultural identity. That lead to suicide and violence. Robbing Native American children of their culture was a form of genocide because once they were done with school, they either no longer wanted to be a Native because in school they were taught that Natives are savages or they wanted to be a Native American again, but couldn’t because they didn’t fit in (Class Discussion Notes). This form of cultural genocide engendered a progressive diminishment of the Native Americans culture and heritage.