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Reimagining Indian Country: Native American Migration and Identity in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

Nicolas G. Rosenthal


For decades, most American Indians have lived in cities, not on reservations or in rural areas. Still, scholars, policymakers, and popular culture often regard Indians first as reservation peoples, living apart from non-Native Americans. This book reorients our understanding of the experience of American Indians by tracing their migration to cities, exploring the formation of urban Indian communities, and delving into the shifting relationships between reservations and urban areas from the early twentieth century to the present. With a focus on Los Angeles, which by 1970 had more Native Americ ... More

Keywords: American Indians, migration to cities, reservations, Los Angeles, urban areas, Navajo, Native migrants, education, labor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835555
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869994_rosenthal


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicolas G. Rosenthal, author