Peter Henderson Bryce (August 17, 1853 – January 15, 1932) was an official of the Ontario Health Department, Canada. He released his famous book in 1922 titled The Story of a National Crime: Being a Record of the Health Conditions of the Indians of Canada from 1904 to 1921, which exposed genocide of the aboriginals in Canada.
Bryce was hired by Indian Affairs Department in Ottawa to report on the health conditions of the Canadian residential school system in western Canada and British Columbia . His report was officially buried by the government till 1922, when Bryce who was subsequently hounded out from his service released it as a book.
Bryce claimed that Indian children were being systematically and deliberately killed in the residential schools. He cited an average mortality rate of between 30% to 60%. He also alleged that staff and church officials were withholding and falsifying the records of children's death.
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- United States Indian Boarding School
- New Zealand Native schools
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- Peter Henderson Bryce - Canadian Encyclopedia entry
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