LaVerne Roberts


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

Interview Themes

arrival in relocated area, back home, children’s Indian identity, connections to reservation, courtship/marriage/divorce, descriptive visual or environmental imagery, experiences of loneliness and isolation, family connections, famous figures, home in San Jose, identity, interactions with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, perceptions related to relocation, racism, role of Indian school, role of post-move education, spirituality and religious values, sports and community building, type of work, visibility of California Indians


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