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CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 27, 1970
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(Studio) American Indian average life span 44 years; average income $1,500 per year; become disheartened in cities.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Chicago, Illinois) 18,000 Indians in Chicago; meet in Indian Center to reconfirm identity; new census should show over 1/2 Indian population in cities; groups protest against discrimination; Indian village symbol of city repression. [Mike CHOSA - says many Indians arrive in cities with unrealistic expectations.] Bureau of Indian Affairs helps some adapt to new life; gives vocational, not professional training. [Martin EDER - tells of difficulty surviving in city.] 45% Indian Mississippi drop-out rate; militant movement growing.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Mudd, Roger;
Plante, Bill

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