ERIC Number: ED036388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Indian Americans in Dallas: Migrations, Missions, and Styles of Adaptation.
The adaptation of American Indians to the urban society of Dallas, Texas, is discussed by a Baptist minister who spent 5 months informally studying the problem. The author cites 3 basic adjustment patterns found to exist. First, there are those Indians who desire to forget their past values and devote all attention toward achieving success by totally adapting to city life. Second, and rarely found, are those Indians who attempt to retain their Indianness while still living in the urban areas. Third, and most prevalent, are those Indians who seek a balance between the concepts of Indianness and urban life. This report discusses the Indians' adaptation problems as they relate to public education, employment experiences, and religious beliefs. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Training Center for Community Programs.