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Your story astounds me. I tried to do some research on Native children who were stolen. I didn't find anything similar to your case; but, I thought you might possibly be interested in these sites:
My friend Russ is a Hochunka man in his late eighties. When he went to school in Wisconsin Native people had to go to separate schools. What he remembers from school was doing a lot of marching. He didn't learn to read. In his late teens he enlisted in the army and was eventually sent to Australia. He did a good job and his superiors wanted to promote him to captain. He didn't want to do that; because, it would involve reading. He didn't tell them he couldn't read. He volounteered for the next available job. That was parachute training. The first time he ever flew in a plane he had to parachute out.
Hochunka is a relatively new name for his people. French explorers originally called them Winnebago. That means "land of stinking waters" in French. Evidently the people lived near a lake that would get stinky in the summer. What a world we live in!
You might look into history of Mormon missions in Utah, who "gave" native children to families. Also, there have been legal battles about forced assimilation in Canada, particularly in the West.
"Winnebago" is not a French word, it is Algonquin. "Les eaux d'arome mauvais" might be a French translation of "stinking waters".
Many East coast and upper Ohio/Great Lakes tribes identify more with French because they mixed with the French populations more than with the Anglo, who had a different style and came along a little later.