Saturday, November 29, 2014

Indian Link to Route 66-- Part 1

From the Nov. 23, 2014, Goldsboro (NC) News-Argus, AP.

Lesser known story of Native Americans' link to route being told.

"Greasy diners, big-finned Cadillacs, mom-and-pop souvenir shops, dusty trading posts and the promise of the West were undoubtedly part of the recipe that made historic Route 66--  America's Mother Road--  famous."

The lesser-known story, however, are the more than 24 American Indian tribes impacted along its 2,400 miles stretch from Chicago to California.  These tribes are now reaming up with a tourism group and the National Park Service to tell their Route 66 story.

Their whole way of life was disrupted for better or worse.

The groups also hope to dispel long-held stereotypes.


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