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Indians on the MoveNative American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentieth Century$
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Douglas K. Miller

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469651385

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651385.001.0001

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These People Come and Go Whenever They Please

These People Come and Go Whenever They Please

Negotiating Relocation in Postwar Native America

(p.68) 3 These People Come and Go Whenever They Please
Indians on the Move

Douglas K. Miller

University of North Carolina Press

After fighting for their own Double Victory campaign (victory at home and victory abroad), Native American people, in the context of dual citizenship, demanded civil rights and a better standard of living. But they did not necessarily want to achieve these goals at the expense of their own histories, cultures, and persistence as Native American people representing sovereign nations. The initial conceptualization and introduction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs urban relocation program faltered as federal officials struggled to agree on program goals, and potential Native participants put their own communities’ economies and needs first.

Keywords:   Native America, relocation, urbanization, Bureau of Indian Affairs, work

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