Indian Country Diaries: A Seat at the Drum
A Native writer journeys to L.A. to talk with the survivors and descendants of Native families who were part of a federal relocation program in the '50's, '60's and '70's. More »
Program Length: 87 minutes
Production Staff: Executive Producers: Carol Patton Cornsilk (Cherokee) & Frank Blythe (Cherokee/ Dakota)
Production Company: Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT) & Adanvdo Vision
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Public Broadcast Release: September 2006
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In A Seat at the Drum, journalist Mark Anthony Rolo (Bad River Ojibwe) journeys to L.A., the city that filled his imagination as a child. There he meets many of the thousands of American Indian families who were relocated from poor reservations to the cities in the last half of the 20th century, creating the largest Native American community in the nation -- over 200,000 according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Tags: historical, culture, preservation, urban, relocation, cities, Los Angeles, L.A.
Product ID: ICD1-06-H