Oral Histories

Interview of Angela Brown

Navajo. Came to Los Angeles as part of the American Indian Relocation.
American Indian Relocation Project
American Indian History
Biographical Note:
Navajo. Came to Los Angeles as part of the American Indian Relocation.
Bayhylle, Ruth
Brown, Angela
Persons Present:
Brown and Byhylle.
Place Conducted:
The home of Angela Brown in Bell, 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 Ruth Byhylle, UCLA Center for Oral History Research; Ph.D. Information Studies, UCLA. She is a longstanding resident of Los Angeles with an ongoing connection to native communities.
Processing of Interview:
The transcript is a verbatim transcription of the recording. It was transcribed by a professional transcribing agency using a list of proper names and specialized terminology supplied by the interviewer. Brown was then given an opportunity to review the transcript but made no corrections or additions.
1 hr.
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.
Early life and family—Boarding school education —Life in California—Husband's drinking—Return to reservation—Life in Gallup—Bureau of Indian Affairs relocation to California—Work and life after husband's death.