The Press: Broken Arrow

"Hardly a tomahawk's throw" from the sleekly modern Minneapolis Tribune building, wrote Tribune Reporter Carl Rowan last week, thousands of Indian families huddle in "the dark, squalid, bug-infested dwellings that fit society's idea of what an Indian wants or deserves." Flocking out of barren, overpopulated reservations in hope of finding work in the cities, reported Rowan, they soon "drift into a world of dark hopelessness." In Minneapolis, so-called "City of Hope," there are 8,000 Indians, but few employers will hire them. Jammed into rickety tenements and Skid Row hovels, said Rowan, most of them are doomed to lives that nourish "every...

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