ERIC Number: ED039078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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Indians and Their Education in Los Angeles. National Study of American Indian Education, Series II, No. 1, Final Report.
Havighurst, Robert J.
As a part of the National Study of American Indian Education, this report deals with the urbanization of American Indians in the Los Angeles area, where the present Indian population consists almost entirely of people who have in-migrated within the last 35 years. It is noted that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), with its relocation program for the Indian families, has assisted 8,000 heads of families or unmarried young adults to locate in the Los Angeles area during the years between 1953 and 1968 (an annual in-migration of about 1,300 per year, including all family members). However, it is reported that perhaps one-third of these in-migrants left the Los Angeles area. Of those remaining, the age distribution reflects a relatively large number of persons between 20 and 30 years old, which is a result of the BIA vocational training and relocation programs. Variables examined in the study include area of residence, tribal affiliation, occupations and socioeconomic status, age distribution, church role, and education. (EL)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers - Location: California; California (Los Angeles)