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Collection Details


Collection Name: Chicago American Indian Oral History Project
Repository Name: Newberry Library. Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection. Department of Special Collections [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Local Identifier: Ayer Modern MS Oral History
URL: http://www.newberry.org/collections/FindingAids/cgoamerindiansohp/CgoAmerIndiansOHPpr.html
Dates Spanned: 1982-1985
Description: Of varying length, the interviews document first contact with Chicago (mainly during World War II or just after); the Bureau of Indian Affairs postwar urban relocation program; Indian veterans and military service; education in government, mission and public schools; employment, housing, health and social services, discrimination, and alcohol use in the city; the retention of cultural traditions and language; Indian community organizations and pow wows; the experiences of urbanized Indian children; memories of reservation life; and returning to the reservation in later years.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 23
Broad Subjects: American Indians
ASP Subjects: American Indian; Chicago, IL; Dakota Indians; Education; Housing; Indian reservations; Indians of North America; Oral history; U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs; United States
Other Subjects: Indian military service; Potawatomi Indians; Winnebago Indians
Collection Code: OHC0000964