Oral Histories

Interview of Ronald Andrade

Pueblo. Came to Los Angeles as part of the American Indian Relocation.
American Indian Relocation Project
American Indian History
Biographical Note:
Pueblo. Came to Los Angeles as part of the American Indian Relocation.
Naranjo, Patrick
Andrade, Ronald
Persons Present:
Andrade and Naranjo.
Place Conducted:
Los Angeles Community and Senior Citizens Building in Los Angeles, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library’s Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Patrick Naranjo; M.A., American Indian Studies, UCLA.
Processing of Interview:
The interviewer prepared a timed log of the audio recording of the interview. Andrade was given the opportunity to review the log in order to supply missing or misspelled names and to verify the accuracy of the content but made no changes.
2 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
The interviews in the series American Indian Relocation Project document the experience of American Indians who came to Los Angeles as part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' urban relocation program in the 1950s and 1960s. The initial interviews were conducted by students in Professor Peter Nabokov's American Indian Studies 200A class. The Center for Oral History Research then conducted additional interviews to expand on those first student interviews.
PVN Introduction — Tribal Background-Family Background — Seasonal Working up north — Indian Activism in the 1970’s and Shutting Down Southwest Indian Museum — UCLA and Indian Activism in the 1970’s — Charles Manson and Indian groups - Los Angeles court — UCLA Ethnic activism and Indian activism — Family support in Indian activism and reception of activism of LA Indian community — Transitioning from Indian Activism to local politics and NAGPRA influence — Urban cultural groups in LA and first Powwow — Pueblo Community and Governor of Barstow, CA and Richmond, CA — LA Indian Group and UCLA — Indian center and various programs — Relocated Indian Families in LA — Powwow Circuit and Ball tournaments — City demographics and Indian programs — Indian youth in LA — Creating an Indian presence in an urban setting and Prominent community members — Advice for next generation, UCLA, and Organizing efforts — Good People — Money vs. Sweat equity — Possible cultural site in LA — More Indian students in UCLA and other universities — Unaddressed issues in the City and changing the Rule on Sec. 184.