Arvine Pilcher

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Date of Interview



Urban Relocation Program, Urban American Indians, Urban American Indian Identity, Social Support Systems, Collective Identities, American Indian Oral History

Interview Themes

back home, children’s Indian identity, concerns about alcoholism, conflicts and issues, connections to reservation, experiences of loneliness and isolation, family connections, home in San Jose, interactions with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, maintaining culture, making community, moving to San Jose, pan Indian identity, role of bars as meeting sites, role of Indian school, role of post-move education, spirituality and religious values


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