This program explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program (1952-1973), the greatest voluntary upheaval of Native Americans during the 20th century. During the documentary, dozens of American Indians representing tribal groups from across the West recall their first-hand experiences with relocation, including the early hardships, struggles with isolation and racism. Interviewees also speak about the challenges of maintaining one’s own tribal traditions - from language to hunting - while assimilating into the larger society. Actor, musician, and Oglala Lakota member Moses Brings Plenty narrates this insightful film about this seldom-told chapter in American history.
National Geographic “contrary to popular myth, native americans do not automatically receive a monthly federal check and are not exempt from taxes .” #nationalgeographic #inthespiritofcrazyhorse #rebirthofasiouxnation #oglalalakota #shitisrealinthefield (Taken with Instagram)
National Geographic “a passenger barely has room for the journey home as a car is loaded with used clothing donated by a Colorado based native american charity.” #shitisrealinthefield #inthespiritofcrazyhorse #nationalgeographic #oglalalakota #inthespiritofcrazyhorse (Taken with Instagram)