Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Indians on the MoveNative American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentieth Century$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NCSO for personal use.date: 27 July 2021



A Place Made of Sorrow?

(p.187) Conclusion
Indians on the Move

Douglas K. Miller

University of North Carolina Press

Narratives of declension and suffering have dominated histories and even popular memories of the Indian urban relocation experience. While negative consequences certainly overwhelmed many people’s experiences, and while the federal government was certainly derelict in its duty and dishonest in its promise, many Native American urban migrants achieved lives marked by dynamism, resiliency, audibility, visibility, and improved living standards. To obscure these important outcomes might be to unwittingly perpetuate another problematic story of Indians being swindled by settler powers. Native urban migrants incorporated urbanity into their futures. They chose to expand their worlds and spheres of influence, and not embalm them. Ultimately, we can see Indian urbanization as an empowering story.

Keywords:   Native America, Indian Country, relocation, migration, urbanization, twentieth century, survival, survivance, settler colonialism

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .