ERIC Number: ED032174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes and Characteristics of Selected Wisconsin Indians.
Harkins, Arthur M.; Woods, Richard G.
Feelings of Indians (Oneidas, Chippewas, Potawatomis, and Winnebagos) on factors of reservation life (education, community living, employment opportunities, and community problems) were surveyed through attitudinal studies conducted at selected Indian reservations in Wisconsin. Reservation families tend to be large, inadequately educated, living in sub-standard houses, and economically depressed. Although the Indians generally agree on the problems of reservation life, they feel a strong attachment to the reservation. It is indicated that prolonged residence in a city does not extinguish the desire to return to the reservation. Faced with the recognized problems, the Indians, particularly the older ones, do not want vast changes in their reservations. Indians attitudes toward industrialization, whether positive or negative, may influence economic development. Profiles of the "typical" male respondent, female respondent, non-high school graduate, and high school graduate are given and statistical data on sociocultural characteristics of the respondents are appended. (DB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Attitude Measures, Community Problems, Dropouts, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Opportunities, Family Income, Family Mobility, Females, High School Graduates, Individual Characteristics, Males, Poverty Areas, Socioeconomic Background
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Training Center for Community Programs.
Identifiers: Chippewa (Tribe); Oneida (Tribe); Potawatomi (Tribe); Winnebago (Tribe); Wisconsin