ERIC Number: ED064004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The American Indian in Urban Society.
Waddell, Jack O., Ed.; Watson, O. Michael, Ed.
Three main questions related to American Indians in urban society are discussed by 9 anthropologists and 1 American Indian in this 3-part book. Part 1 deals with historical and current urbanization trends and their effects on American Indians, in addition to providing a historical approach to governmental policies and attitudes toward the American Indian. Part 2 covers the social environment of the urban Indian, social and economic positions occupied, involvement with the urban university, and adjustment problems. Part 3 discusses why some Indians are successful in adapting to urban life and remain in urban areas while others, even some successful Indians, return to their rural home communities. The conclusion raises questions related to cultural adjustment and cultural-ideological factors and includes a chapter devoted to an Indian caseworker's views of the educational background, employment opportunities, and psychological stability of the urban Indian. (FF)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), American Indians, Economic Factors, Government Role, Migration, Self Concept, Social Environment, Urban American Indians, Urban Areas, Urban Culture
Little, Brown and Co., 34 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 02106 ($5.95 plus handling)
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