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Indian Country Relocation: A One-way Ticket to Poverty: From the early 1950s through the early 1970s, the U.S. government had a program to move Native Americans from reservations to cities. One U.S. official described the initiative as a “one way ticket from rural to urban poverty.”

Indian Country Relocation: A One-way Ticket to Poverty: From the early 1950s through the early 1970s, the U.S. government had a program to move Native Americans from reservations to cities. One U.S. official described the initiative as a “one way ticket from rural to urban poverty.”

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Indian Country Relocation: A One-way Ticket to Poverty: From the early 1950s through the early 1970s, the U.S. government had a program to move Native Americans from reservations to cities. One U.S. official described the initiative as a “one way ticket from rural to urban poverty.”

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29 minutes
Released:
Jan 8, 2020
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Podcast Episode

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North America’s early experiences with Us & Them come from our history with indigineous people. In the 19th century, a nascent U.S. government used treaties with Native tribes and nations to take land and resources. Those treaties relocated Native people to reservations. More than a century later, from 1950 - 1970, U.S. programs were still moving people around. Approximately 100,000 Native Americans were part of what one U.S. official called a “one way ticket from rural to urban poverty.” 

For this episode, Trey speaks with reporter Max Nesterak about his American Public Media documentary, “Uprooted: The 1950s Plan To Erase Indian Country.”
Released:
Jan 8, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode