American Indian Chicago Conference Site

Street Address: 
E. 56th St. and S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL

This was the site of the American Indian Chicago Conference (AICC). From June 13-June 20, 1961, American Indians met to discuss their Indian identity in the wake of the relocation program implemented by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The AICC was the largest Urban Indian meeting since World War II as well as an attempt to forge a sense of pan-tribal identity that met with mixed results. For more information on the AICC see:

Edmunds, David R. Enduring Nations. Call# E78.M67 E63 2008.  

Fixico, Donald L. The Urban Indian Experience in America. Call# Ayer E98. U72 F57 2000

LaGrande James B. Indian Metropolis: Native Americans in Chicago. 1945-75. Call# Ayer E98.U72.L34 2002



1961 - 1961


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