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Vol. 22, No. 4 1998



  • Introduction, by Susan Lobo and Kurt Peters

Overviews of Urbanism

  • The Urban Tradition, by Jack Forbes
  • Telling the Indian Urban: Representations in American Indian Fiction, by Carol Miller
  • The Yaqui of Guadalupe, Arizona: A Century of Cultural Survival through Trilingualism, by Octaviana V. Trujillo

Urban Communities Defined, Structures and Examples

  • Is Urban a Person or a Place? Characteristics of Urban Indian Country, by Susan Lobo
  • Retribalization in Urban Indian Communities, by Terry Straus and Debra Valentino
  • "Contrary to Our Way of Thinking": The Struggle for an American Indian Center in Chicago, 1946–1953, by Grant Arndt
  • And the Drum Beat Goes On: Urban Native American Institutional Survival in the 1990s, by Joan Weibel-Orlando
  • Feminists or Reformers? American Indian Women and Political Activism in Phoenix, 1965–1980, by Päivi Hoikkala
  • Continuing Identity: Laguna Pueblo Railroaders in Richmond, California, by Kurt M. Peters

Individual Urban Experiences

  • The (Re)Articulation of American Indian Identity: Maintaining Boundaries and Regulating Access to Ethnically Tied Resources, by Angela Gonzales
  • "This Hole in Our Heart": Urban Indian Identity and the Power of Silence, by Deborah Davis Jackson
  • Laughing Without Reservation: Indian Standup Comedians, by Darby Li Po Price
  • Discrimination and Indigenous Identity in Chicago's Native Community, by James V. Fenelon
  • Healing Through Grief: Urban Indians Reimagining Culture and Community in San Jose, California, by Renya Katarine Ramirez
  • Drinking, Foster Care, and the Intergenerational Continuity of Parenting in an Urban Indian Community, by Paul Spicer
  • From the Outside Looking In: Rejection and Belongingness for Four Urban Indian Men in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1944–1995, by Christine T. Lowery
  • It's Okay To Be Native: Alska Native Cultural Strategies in Urban and School Settings, by Mary Grantham-Campbell
  • The Safe Futures Initiative at Chief Leschi Schools: A School-Based Tribal Response to Alcohol-Drug Abuse, Violence-Gang Violence, and Crime on an Urban Reservation, by George M. Guilmet, David L. Whited, Norm Dorpat, and Cherlyn Pijanowski


  • The Path to the Milky Way Leads through Los Angeles (poem), by Joy Harjo