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Flies-Away, Joseph Thomas.

purl.stanford.edu/rd946gj6715
Title:
Flies-Away, Joseph Thomas.
Author:
Flies-Away, Joseph Thomas and Bacchetti, Raymond F.
Corporate Author:
Stanford Historical Society
Description:
In this oral history interview, Joseph Thomas Flies-Away (formerly Joseph William Thomas, Jr.) describes his undergraduate days at Stanford with a focus on his work within the Native American community and in Student Affairs. Flies-Away offers insights into Native American student life at Stanford during the 1980s, describing incidents of Native American student activism and detailing his efforts to build bridges within and beyond the Stanford community and to educate the community about Native culture. He expresses his frustration at the lack of Native American and ethnic studies offerings in the curriculum and the dearth of Native American professors. Throughout the interview he reads portions of documents that he has collected related to Native American affairs at Stanford and excerpts from his own poetry and writings.
Topic:
Flies-Away Joseph Thomas, Stanford Historical Society, oral histories, interviews, higher education, diversity oral history project, student life, Native American Studies, Stanford University--Student Affairs, minority college graduates--interviews, Indians of North America--education (higher), and Indians of North America--poetry
Imprint:
September 30, 2011
Collection:
Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program interviews, 1999-2012
Project:
Stanford Diversity Oral History Project