City Indian

Native American Activism in Chicago, 1893-1934

Articles & More

Why You Can't Teach Without IndiansRosalyn LaPier (Blackfeet/Métis) and David R.M. Beck have written other articles and a book chapter on the Chicago American Indian community, American Indian activism and the history of urbanization of American Indians.

Book Chapter, “American Indians Moving to Cities,” Why You Can’t Teach U.S. History Without American Indians, David R.M. Beck and Rosalyn LaPier, Edited by Susan Sleeper-Smith, Juliana Barr, Jean M. O’Brien, Nancy Shoemaker, and Scott Stevens, University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Article, “One Man Relocation Team:’ Scott Henry Peters and American Indian Migration in the 1930’s,” Rosalyn LaPier and David R.M. Beck, Western Historical Quarterly, Spring 2014.

Article, “Crossroads for a Culture: American Indians in Progressive Era Chicago,” Rosalyn LaPier and David R.M. Beck, Chicago History, Spring 2012.

Article, “Developing a Voice: The Evolution of Self-Determination in an Urban Indian Community,” David R.M. Beck, Wicazo Sa Review, 17:2 (2002): 117-141.


Book Award

Winner of the 2016 Robert G. Ahearn Book Award from the Western History Association.

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