Uprooted: The 1950s Plan to Erase Indian Country

In the 1950s, the U.S. government launched a campaign to assimilate Native Americans by eliminating reservations, terminating tribal governments, and persuading Native people to move to cities. Hundreds of thousands of Native people relocated to distant cities such as Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Oakland, and Los Angeles.  The relocation program has received little coverage in the media, despite its enormous influence on the course of Native people’s lives. This documentary from APM Reports provides listeners a unique opportunity to hear the voices of Native people who lived through this era, and people still struggling to overcome its effects.

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