‘Pow Wow 2014’ honors Indian Relocation Act of the ’50s

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Members of the Busse Woods Forest Preserve give a preview of the celebration in honor of the Indian Relocation Act of the 1950's.

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7 comments

  • Carinna Monreal

    They are NOT members of a forest preserve. Poor (and lazy) job to whoever posted the caption.
    The 1 little 2 little indians thing was also poor judgement and just shows how much racism natives still encounter unbeknownst to the general population. Ignorance is not an excuse.

  • Natalie J. Heyden

    They are members of the American Indian Center. Please, correct this error. Also, that 1 little, 2 little Indian thing, was startlingly ignorant!

  • Donica

    I want to know who thought up this title. The Relocation Act Destroyed MY family, tore my mother from h er sisters and brothers and discarded my mother and left him in Chicago with no resources and no one to help him in this new environment. ” HONOR” is a sacred word to OUR people. GET IT RIGHT!

  • Bill Roundwind

    I know I wouldn’t be here if not for the BIA relocation program. That is how my Mother left Bad River Reservation in Northern Wisconsin and went to Chicago, where she met and married my Polish Father. We also grew up participating in activities at the Indian Center like the Summer Daycamp. I have many good memories of the American Indian Center.

  • Sandy

    I am only a shred native and I am insulted, I can only imagine how this could make someone feel that has a deep rooted connection to what really happened. “Honored”? Really?