... Award Controversy. Laura Ingalls Wilder was 65 when she published her first book, the beloved Little House in the Big Woods.By this time, her only daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, already had a … Motorcyclist are ordinary, people. Congress refused to ratify the Sturgis Treaty, fearing a backlash from their constituents who favored free settlement of the land under the Homestead Act of 1862. To strip her name off an award because she would be considered racist today is unfair. Additionally, it is helpful to point out that Wilder presents a more favorable point of view using Pa as a counterpoint. Most fear of someone “different”, or another color, than ourselves, is because people are afraid, of the unknown. Since that time she has shared Wilder’s life across the Midwest. Wilder lived in rural Missouri, far away from libraries or universities with large reference sections. That said, there are certainly things in the book that have been an issue for many, many years. I got here because I was just watching LHOTP and wanted to see the map of walnut grove LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE® and associated character names, designs, images and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks owned and licensed by Friendly Family Productions, LLC. Whatever a massacre was, it was something that grown-ups would not talk about when little girls were listening.”. I have the whole collection of Little House on the Prairie books. I first read the books when I was about 12 or so. I don’t care who you are or how mad you can be at someone but killing women and children and babies YES babies, makes it a massacre! We can explain this to children as we read the books. Little House on the Prairie 1935, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Few people today realize, and perhaps Laura herself didn’t know, that a section of Kansas was once called Indian Territory. Referring to something by its known name is simply good communication. I suggest we talk about whether Ma’s fears were justified. We recommend reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown. The Little House books promote a racist and white-centered understanding of westward expansion. The chapter about “Little Crow’s War” provides important context to the Dakota uprising in Minnesota. However, beginning in 1808, the Osage tribe ceded several tracts of land to the United States government. With Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush. To read the thoughts, beliefs and experiences of people who once were alive and living their lives every minute of every day is fascinating. Before we begin to read the book in my classroom I take a few moments to talk about Wilder’s real life and the historical accuracy of her books. The real story behind the ‘Little House on the Prairie’ controversy August 8, 2018 In a unanimous decision, the Association for Library Service to Children renamed a lifetime achievement award honoring Laura Ingalls Wilder for her contribution to children’s literature. I have their handwritten marriage certificate from 1860 in Brown County. Since I learned that story, I’ve understood Ma’s feelings better and why they make sense given the time in history. When I read historical fiction and non-fiction, I am enjoying a journey on a time machine. Charles Ingalls sold his farm in Wisconsin in 1868. Very well done. Here’s some information that will put things in perspective as you read. This series featured characters and places from the book series, but took drastic creative liberty with the story telling (as should be expected from a television show). NBCU Photo Bank/ Getty There is the truth as Laura wrote in her books and there is the truth of her real life. Little House on the Prairie, a television show based on Laura Wilder's life, aired in 1974 and ran until 1982. I agree with them completely. The life and adventures of the Ingalls … Because, of what they read, and heard about “The Hell’s Angels”. What a breath of fresh air in these tumultuous and divisive times. The stories in the books are told through the eyes of an intelligent, curious, answer seeking young girl who lived a life none of us are now living. I cannot imagine traveling across country by wagon! When the Osage returned from their trip they found their home and their lands occupied by all kinds of settlers who, in their minds, were stealing from them. Very interesting article! If we haven’t met, or heard the good things, about a certain race, or someone from After all, Laura was only two when her family left Wisconsin and barely three when they arrived on the prairie. This story held no intention of racism. The mega-popular book series was famously made into an equally popular TV series by NBC which aired from 1974-1983. How would they tell the story to someone else? Is Little House on the Prairie truly racist? We understand now that it was wrong. I love those books. Concerning Caroline Ingalls, I think she just feared what she did not know. When Ma expresses concern about the Indians being so near, Pa comforts her by saying “They are perfectly friendly’…He often met Indians in the woods where he was hunting. When my two are older I will read them the books at night. Pa is portrayed as being slightly more accepting of the Indians. It might already be open to settlement. The DVD contains an interesting bonus featurette about Native Americans and African Americans on the prairie. What happened with Native Americans is just horrible and sad, but I say that with both a European lineage AND a Native American lineage. Proud of you my friend. She was not racist. When I was a child it did not occur to me that the books were racist since she was repeating what she heard or remembered hearing as a way of preserving the stories. To punish Laura Ingalls Wilder for not keeping within the standards of acceptability in 2020 shows lack of perspective and education. Banned. Frankly, I love to meet people from other countries, learn their ways, and for the most part, taste “their” food. Wilder says that Jack, the Ingalls’ bulldog, hated the Indians and Ma said she didn’t blame him. From its first impression, Little House on the Prairie was a very educational show with many lessons that could be learned and talked about. Well- written! For nearly 10 years, beginning in 1974 and ending in 1984, the Ingalls family of Little House on the Prairie personified all the wholesome charm of settlers surviving in the old American West. This may contain affiliate links and we may receive a small commission on purchases. For example, in chapter 21 of Little House on the Prairie, Pa must go to Independence to sell his furs. And , let’s not forget that there was a black woman in Little House on the Prairie as well (again I am referring to the TV show not the books) she was either a schoolteacher or a helper at NELLY’s restaurant I forgot which but she was well respected and loved in the show She did not have information at her fingertips. It is in the past and we must both remember and learn from it…not erase it and then perhaps make the same mistakes again in future generations. Times change. Before moving to Kansas, the Ingalls lived near the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin. They were part of an illegal rush of settlers into the Osage Diminished Reserve commonly called Indian Territory. The novels’ portrayal of black people and native Americans may have been accepted in the 1930s, but are now “not universally embraced,” said the association. This is the second year I’ve taught Little House on the Prairie in my 5th grade class and it has opened up some very frank and meaningful conversations about prejudice, racism, and historical context. Despite the fact that Laura Ingalls Wilder gives us a important historical look at social perspectives through this book, it is still considered bad. Reading them for the first time in years I am once again reminded of the fact that 2019 is vastly different than the 1880s. And of course every treaty the U.S. Government made with Native Americans was never upheld. My Pa and brothers went out with the rest of the settlers…Ma made a sharp sound in her throat, and Mrs. Scott stopped. I’m not a writer so thanks for finally explaining it so simply. So far, there are not any drastic rumors regarding her personal and professional life. Controversy: The board voted unanimously to remove Wilder's name at their annual meeting over the weekend due to her anti-black and anti-Native writings (the … Laura had to rely on letter writing or long, slow trips to do on-site research as she did for Little House on the Prairie. © Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “TV-Novosti”, 2005–2021. Her father was a storyteller and Laura herself said that her first books were an attempt to preserve the stories she grew up hearing. I already knew that was just what had happened. Melissa Gilbert as Laura Elizabeth Ingalls. This website uses cookies. I remember as a girl listening to my parents read these books to us as kids. Conflicts between peoples were and are real and all readers should be able to read about these issues and, of course, be able to question values and mores of the times, from the author’s perspective. And yes, while there is more cultural and political sensitivity today, it does us no good to compare the mores of the 19th century to those of the 21st. I’m a long-time Little House fan from Australia. I’m working on addressing this now. Historical Perspective or Racism in Little House on the Prairie. Only Indians lived there.” As did all of the settlers, Pa chose to ignore the fact that the land and everything on it belonged to the Osage people. As we read Little House, we stop often and reflect on the similarities and differences between the main characters, their families, and their life styles. People need to be aware of the times of which they are reading, but to blatantly call it racism, seems inappropriate as well. It always holds a little fear, a little curiosity, a little empathy, and a little emulation. They sometimes just came and took whatever they wanted. I read them to our son when he was little. The Osage saw it as collecting rent. She said, ‘I can’t forget the Minnesota massacre. Today, the Little House books are not without controversy for their racially charged references to Native Americans and African Americans. There have been many fascinating books written about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter and editor Rose Wilder Lane. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West, Through Dakota Eyes: Narrative Accounts of the Minnesota Indian War of 1862, Over the Earth I Come: The Great Sioux Uprising of 1862, documentary film about Laura Ingalls Wilder. Autres temps, autres mœurs. Loved: “What better way to learn our history than by reading a classic like Little House on the Prairie and using it as a platform for discussion?”. As an adult I have always read the books with a historical perspective and as being a product of their times. The Osage were forced once again to negotiate with the United States and signed the Sturgis Treaty. Finally, an article about the 1862 Sioux Uprising and how it relates to Little House! “Little House on the Prairie” star Alison Arngrim says competition between her, Melissa Gilbert and Melissa Sue was so high that she is amazed they “didn’t kill each other.” It’s just like people were, and some still are, afraid of those who ride motorcycles. Ask if people have an unjustified fear of other races today. Fifth graders from Cleaveland Traditional Magnet Elementary School in Wichita, Kansas reading Little House on the Prairie. The Little House books are among those. In order for readers to understand Ma, you need to understand where she was coming from. These books should be read, shared, discussed now and with future generations. Little House on the Prairie begins with the Ingalls family leaving their little house in Wisconsin. While the controversy over Wilder’s work has existed for over 20 years, ‘Little House on the Prairie’ is not the only classic novel that has faced a … These are just a few of the more notable depictions of corporal punishment on the small screen. We cannot forget these books were written in a time where this was the norm. This is why it is important to be present when our children are reading things that may not reflect our own values. His Hair Was Naturally Gray. There was another episode with A black man who worked with Charles Ingalls and once again Charles Ingalls came to the defense of the black man when racism came up. Yes, times have changed, and attitudes for the most part have changed, but one should never try to change history and what life was like back then. Little House on the Prairie contains the notorious slur, "the only good Indian is a dead Indian. News of the impending opening of Indian Territory reached land-hungry settlers back east and caused an illegal land rush into the area. Come in to read, write, review, and interact with other fans. I am now 72. My conclusion is that Australia has its own entrenched history of displacing indigenous (Aboriginal) people that by the time I read the books when I was about 8 years old I just never questioned it. We cannot and should not rewrite history. Excellent work! Karen Grassle: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal. Laura, you never fail to amaze me. While one may assume that we’re all going along in 2019, you never know what children are being exposed to at home, as evidenced by our current rise in racially motivated attacks. The episode I was watching was about “ their Indian friend” A three generation family in Walnut Grove with a grandson is half Native American What do readers need to know when reading Little House on the Prairie? As a child, Wilder survived a cloud of 3.5 trillion locusts. My ancestors are survivors who fled to New Ulm. I have books from my childhood that I read to my kids. December 7, 2018 By Laura McLemore This may contain affiliate links and we may receive a small commission on purchases. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name will be removed from the title of a major children’s book award, over concerns about her depiction of other races in her almost century-old stories. The difference is far too vast, and in the end, we are all products of our time. In 2017, a school district in Mississippi decided to pull Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ from its curriculum. There was nothing to fear from Indians.” Later Pa balances Mr. and Mrs. Scott’s hateful declaration when he makes this statement about Soldat du Chêne: “That’s one good Indian.’ No matter what Mr. Scott said, Pa did not believe that the only good Indian was a dead Indian.”. From the perspective of the Indians, I’m sure it seemed like a righteous resistance. From the perspective of the white settlers, I am sure it did seem like a massacre. When you think of Little House on the Prairie, you normally wouldn’t think of Missouri or racism. The grandfather is racist the mother was a missionary who fell in love with a native In a relative sense, there are few heros and villains. The newspapers were full of graphic accounts of what was then referred to as the “Minnesota Massacre.” Undoubtedly Ma had read these accounts. I would strongly recommend that you get your hands on a copy of “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” by Dee Brown and read the chapter on “Little Crow’s War” for a better understanding of the Dakota uprising in Minnesota. Obviously, she was cast as older than that in both Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie. Fear, is in the mind, caused by the “unknown”. Laura, as an adult, ran for Tax Collector and lost. I never thought her remarks about the Indians were “racist” as I was seeing them through the eyes of another naive 8 or 9 year old girl. The word ‘n**ger’ is used 48 times in the novel, as Lee sought to convey the social attitudes of the time. Now the legendary author who wrote those books has had her name stripped from a major children’s book award. The Ingalls family was part of the wave of squatters or illegal settlers who entered and established homes in Montgomery County. Laurapalooza 2012. 10. I applaud you for stating that rather than ban the books it is better to introduce children to historical books and talk about the views of the times and what progress has been made and what we need to do to continue to combat racism in our society. As an adult I cringe when I read the books but I have to remind myself that society has made progress and I’ve grown as a person to recognize racism. In the early pages of Little House on the Prairie, Laura quotes Pa as saying that animals wandered “in a pasture that stretched much farther than a man could see, and there were no settlers. How else would we learn about the conflicts, thoughts, and outcomes of these situations that will occur in all our lives; all of them shaping history? The American Civil Liberties Union at one point got involved, and threatened the school board with a lawsuit. Laura asks Ma, “Why don’t you like Indians, Ma…This is Indian country, isn’t it? Copyright © 2015-2020 Friendly Family Productions, LLC Contributors | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Licensing | Newsletters. However, it seems that the original book series which the show was based on, was banned in a few schools under the claim that it contained some underlying controversial content. The Ingalls family is a model of mutual respect and affection. Laura lives in Maize, Kansas and is a fifth-grade teacher. The questions then arise, is this because Wilder is culturally insensitive or is she simply writing from her perspective, having been born in 1867 and writing in the 1930s? She was simply quoting someone else’s thoughts, which were likely stated more out of fear than anything. Let us use common sense, face our past errors honestly, and not doom ourselves to repeat them Explaining to children that during this time, the settlers did not understand the cultures of the various Native tribes and would say things and make sad choices out of fear is a simple truth every child can appreciate. This article made me question why I had never questioned the reason the Ingalls Family settled on land that didn’t belong to them, even when I was a child and didn’t have a great knowledge of history. The Ingles family welcome and embrace the native boy and his mother with open arms They pit young readers against the people whose land was stolen by pioneers like Pa and his family. All rights reserved. In an article with the jarring title “Little Squatter on the Osage Diminished Reserve”, Francis Kaye states “Wilder, writing as honestly as she knew how, spun a tale that, because of her very decency, makes ‘ethnic cleansing’ appear palatable.” Note: There was also a popular and long-running television series based on the "Little House" books titled Little House on the Prairie that aired from 1974 - 1982. I enjoyed this thought-provoking article and wanted to let you know that this particular teachable moment is applicable in other countries with a history of colonialism. For nearly 100 years, the “ Little House ” books (and the subsequent television series) have been cherished by kids and adults around the world. I remember traveling across country in 1953 and having no air conditioner in the car. Photo Credit: Getty Images: Bettmann/ Contributor *This piece was originally published on February 15th, 2019. As a result, some of her writing isn’t accurate. “Minnesota Massacre” is about the most racist and blatant one-sided take on the 1862 Dakota Conflict you can find, its an old an sensationalized text that should not be taught to children. It might beunderstandable for Caroline Ingalls, in her time and place, to call it the “Minnesota Massacre” but it is not appropriate to continue to use that term outside of a direct quote. Open dialogues should be part of book discussions with children, always encouraging them to share their questions and views. The following two tabs change content below. ‘Little House on the Prairie’ has drawn negative attention for several decades. Laura’s stories come from an oral tradition. In an article with the jarring title “Little Squatter on the Osage Diminished Reserve”, Francis Kaye states “Wilder, writing as honestly as she knew how, spun a tale that, because of her very decency, makes ‘ethnic cleansing’ appear palatable.”. However, like the books, that series hasn’t aged well. I remember feeling the fear of the unknown as the natives came into the cabin, the curiosity of the different as Laura rushes in to see them, the sadness she felt when watching them march along and away, and the pride she had when she tanned like “an indian” by ignoring her frustratingly restrictive bonnet. Moreover, she has never faced any controversy in … This past year my class talked about the riots in Ferguson, Missouri and the media’s portrayal of events there. Liberal use of the ‘N word’ saw Mark Twain’s ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ banned in a Philadelphia high school in 2015. One line in particular, “the only good Indian is a dead Indian” left the third-grader distraught. This episode was, and always will be, the most talked about episode of Little House on the Prairie. All rights reserved. You use your remarkable, God-given talent for writing in such interesting ways. Sorrell Booke (adult) and Matthew Laberteaux in Little House on the Prairie. I am not going to attempt to give a complete history of the Osage people or the sad legacy of the systematic removal of Native Americans by the government of the United States. Who knows, in 150 years, maybe 2020 will be considered offensive and unacceptable. When we get to a spot where things get politically incorrect I just say, “People didn’t know it wasn’t nice to say those things back then.” My kids barely blink. Imagine you are reading a book that you loved as a child, perhaps you are reading it to your young child, or that you are reading it for the very first time. Written by a fine education. When I was 8-9 in the ’70’s, my mom read the books to me, and I re-read them many times myself. The mega-popular book series was famously made into an equally popular TV series by NBC which aired from 1974-1983. I began reading the Little House books when I was 9-10 years old. Wilder depicted Native people as curiosities or even as subhuman, as when she notes, in Little House on the Prairie, that 'there were no people. 5. As of now, she has won the TP de Oro award and Bronze Wrangler awards for her role in Little House on the Prairie. I find it amazing that so many people equate the “the only good Indian is a dead Indian” thing with Laura being racist. I call them teachable moments. Subscribe to RT newsletter to get stories the mainstream media won’t tell you, ‘Uncomfortable’ language gets To Kill a Mockingbird pulled from Mississippi schools, Count Dankula and British alt-righters 'join UKIP' in order to spite anti-racist campaigners, ‘Do u?’ Melania’s jacket sparks fresh outrage amid immigration row, Fonda under fire over Trump pedo threat: RT looks at 5 times liberals got away with it, Lyin’, Crazy, Wacky, Sloppy: Trump’s nicknames keep on coming, God is on our side! They could not know because Washington was so far away.” Pa was most likely betting that the government would allow squatters to claim homesteads once the Osage were removed. Very good insight to these books. If we do not know the true history of our nation’s/culture’s past, how can we prevent ourselves from making the same mistakes? I grew up reading the books and I still read them since it offers a glimpse into a world that we just can’t experience. We don’t all think alike, nor do we always agree with others’ views of our world. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. There are two sides to the 1862 Dakota Conflict, the Dakota were starved by their Indian agents and were placed in a concentration camp for a year pending trial. Great article. Another country, we are sometimes Leary. Albert's addiction to morphine ), leukemia , child abuse, and even rape. The federal government denied any responsibility for protecting the settlers in Minnesota. These kinds of questions will help children understand the historical perspective and that right or wrong, people have their own belief systems, then and now. Your comments are very interesting. I’m glad to see it addressed. But I suggest that rather than banning books or refusing to read them, we use them as a platform for examining the history of the United States. Ma was terrified of these visits. Why are some people trying to erase history and rewrite to suit their views??? Maxine Waters calls on restaurants, gas stations to boo Trump admin. But by the same measure, critics say, her family’s intrusion on Native American lands, particularly in “Little House on the Prairie,” represented a whole period of … Ma saw it as an intrusion by uninvited guests. I think reading the books with children and taking the opportunity to use some of the racist viewpoints of characters to open up a discussion about race in America is a great thing. Thank You! You may also be interested in an entertaining and educational documentary film about Laura Ingalls Wilder, which is appropriate for all ages. I never really found any thing really racist in the books. Discuss how it would feel to have strangers walk into their home uninvited and take whatever they wanted. I think they are jaded by how very tough pioneer life was. While the controversy over Wilder’s work has existed for over 20 years, ‘Little House on the Prairie’ is not the only classic novel that has faced a harsh re-appraisal in modern, politically correct America. The government had not paid them what was owed due to the great debt incurred by the Civil War and hunting was becoming scarce due to the settlement of the western frontier. Only Indians lived there.' Laura tells several stories of Indians coming to the Ingalls’ home and demanding food and other goods. Little House on the Prairie controversy has Missouri connection. Under the provisions of earlier treaties, the Osage had the right to charge squatters rent if they wanted to. I find it appalling that people fail to understand cultural relativism and how it may be used to better understand history and the interaction of cultures. That is not to say that Wilder didn’t do her research as she wrote her books. Thank you! While the book – which deals with the heavy issues of rape and racial injustice in the deep south – condemns the mistreatment of African Americans, the school board said that the book’s language made students uncomfortable. I never read racism into the words, but I also knew, even at my young age, that times were different in Laura’s day. You can’t sanitize or change it. What did we come to their country for, if you don’t like them?”; But why was Ma so afraid of the Osage? The very thought of Indians made her blood run cold. As an adult I find that really sad. A Matter of Faith (Season 2 Episode 15) Not wanting to delay the family camping trip, Ma sends Pa off with the girls, promising to join them later. But, we must remember, this was before the Internet. The Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) voted on Saturday to rename the ‘Laura Ingalls Wilder Award’ to the ‘Children’s Literature Legacy Award’, a decision that was apparently welcomed with a standing ovation from board members. In the fall, I teach The Birchbark House, by Louise Erdrich. Here Albert's bad choice to smoke leads to the death of Mary's baby and Mrs. Garvey. We invite you to visit our Recommended Reading section to find books for children and young adults and for adults. But in the 1970s, the debate about the books’ intentions was far in the future. June 28, 2018. What better way to learn our history than by reading a classic like Little House on the Prairie and using it as a platform for discussion? 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