chapter  7
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Building Tribal Communities: Defining the Mission and Measuring the Outcomes of Tribal Colleges

The first tribaI colleges represented something entirely new in American higher education. Few people knew they even existed, and those who didsome federal bureaucrats and state education officials, among otherswere not always supportive. In their early years, some colleges also faced opposition within their own communities, from tribaI members who distrusted high er education or doubted that Indians could create a "real" college.