523 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94606
Intertribal Friendship House, the American Indian Center in Oakland, was established in 1955 to respond to the needs of American Indian people of many tribes who had migrated into the area through the Federal relocation program. Since that time, a large and active American Indian community has come to exist in the Bay Area. Similar American Indian communities are found in most urban areas of the Unite States, so that now more India people live in urban areas than in rural areas.
by Susan Lobo, coordinator of the Community History Project at Intertribal Friendship House.