Stories of American Indian Relocation

Stories of American Indian Relocation

Thursday, January 12  |  7-8pm

Free with Admission to NUMU* | Free for Members

Between 1952 and 1980, thousands of American Indians left their reservations to one of six major cities in the United States.  The program was designed to offer economic opportunities, assimilation into mainstream society and eventually end the reservation system.  Many thrived in the cities, while others facing loneliness and cultural erosion.  Ultimately, it united native peoples from diverse tribes, creating the modern Pan –Indian identity. 

Join us as we talk to members of the San Jose Indian community who migrated to the area as a part of the relocation program. We will discuss their struggles, successes, and current methods of maintaining their heritage, both for themselves and future generations.

*all proceeds go to support programming + exhibits, NUMU is a nonprofit 501(c)3.