Indian Metropolis:Native Americans in Chicago, 1945-75

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The inside story of American Indian life in Chicago

This dynamic social history focuses on Chicago during a thirty-year period of remarkable demographic growth that saw the city's American Indian population increase by twentyfold. James B. LaGrand places the Indian people within the context of many of the twentieth century's major themes, including rural to urban migration, the expansion of the wage labor economy, increased participation in and acceptance of political radicalism, and growing interest in ethnic nationalism. Drawing on community newsletters, periodicals, oral histories, and census materials, this case study demonstrates the profound effects of this pan-Indian identity on both urban and reservation Indian communities.
Publication Date: 
September 7, 2005