Professor Nicolas Rosenthal’s first book, Reimagining Indian Country: Native American Migration and Identity in Twentieth- Century Los Angeles (2012) follows the migration of American Indians to cities, the development of urban American Indian life, and the relationships between cities and American Indian reservations. Native people contributed to the rapid growth of American cities at the turn of the twentieth century; worked as performers in the Hollywood film industry; participated in government relocation programs that moved Indians from reservations to cities; formed urban organizations, to meet a wide range of social, cultural, and recreational needs; brought the concerns of the Red Power movement, or the social activism of the 1970s to urban areas; and continued to move with regularity between cities, smalltowns,andreservations. Indians“re-imaginedIndiancountry”to include the cities of the United States.
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