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Introducing a new series. Things you were never taught in school about native Americans. I hope to impart some glimpse at false history and have some fun educating people as well. These will most likely be short and scattered randomly. I will do two today because I want to start the series off right. This will be all for today. Until next time!

Fact 32

compulsory education – mandated by law

The Aztec Triple Alliance, which ruled from 1428 to 1521, is considered to be the first state to implement a system of universal compulsory education. This education was for all children male and female alike.

universal education – all children received the same education

Though for more than 2,000 years before that most native American tribes educated both boys and girls. This was the first time it was a law that all children must attend school during certain ages. Prior to this it was custom but not enforceable by a law.

Native Americans were the first in the world to educate all children boys and girls alike.

They were also well ahead of the world in the rights of women as many tribes recognized all adult members as equal. The Lakota women voted, held public office and had a full say equal to a man many centuries before the arrival of Europeans. So add “woman’s rights” to the list as well.