America ReFramed

Daughter of a Lost Bird | Indigenous Adoption

Clip: Season 10 Episode 4 | 3m 20s

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From 1958 to 1967, Indigenous children were separated from their communities and adopted by white families under the Indian Adoption Project. The children, who suffered from loss of tribal identity, would be deemed Lost Bird - the name of an early Native adoptee in the late 1800s.

Aired: 05/05/22 | Rating: TV-PG

Major funding for America ReFramed provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding provided by Open Society Foundations, Acton Family Giving, Park Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Reva & David Logan Foundation.

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