ERIC Number: ED039992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Indian Americans in St. Paul. National Study of American Indian Education, Series II, No. 4, Interim Report.
Harkins, Arthur M.; Woods, Richard G.
As part of the National Study of American Indian Education, this interim report is one of several which deal with the approximately 4000 Indians of St. Paul, Minnesota, where 3 major tribal groups (Chippewa, Sioux, and Winnebago) are concentrated in 3 areas of the city. Efforts to develop social organizations with Indian leadership in order to keep ties with tribal customs and to adjust themselves to urban life were pointed out. The primary concern of this survey, conducted by students of Macalester College among 48 Indian adults, was the Indians' adaptation to urban living. Methodology was a door-to-door solicitation of responses to a questionnaire relating to social adjustment and attitudes of adults toward young people. It was tentatively concluded that the environment in the city and the acceptance of Indians by the general population served as a major impetus in the Indians' adjustment to urban life. The survey instrument utilized in the study, along with tables showing background information of St. Paul Indian residents, is appended. (EL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Training Center for Community Programs.; Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: Minnesota; Minnesota (Saint Paul)