Year: 1967 Source: Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1967. p.34-36 SIEC No: 19840773

Describes the social & economic environment that can lead to a loss of hope for those Indians living on the reservation. Difficulties contributing to suicidal behavior include a lack of identity, an absence of stability and discipline, the feeling that being Indian was of little value, & suppression of emotions. Suggestions for improvement include upgrading the environment, doing further research, & involving the Indians in solving their problems. (RM)