Interview with Paul N. Ylvisaker
QUESTION 4
INTERVIEWER:

Now, what, what I'm trying to get a sense of, what do, was there any idealism? Was there a native American idealism that was touched by the early movement?

PAUL YLVISAKER:

Oh, absolutely.

INTERVIEWER:

You have to, you have to tell me in this, you have to start with my, part of my question.

PAUL YLVISAKER:

Yeah, OK. Clearly the ideal--the sense of idealism of the American public was touched, and very deeply, it was a very favorable response because Martin Luther King was talking about the ideals of America, and there was this latent feeling of guilt. We had done so badly by the Black population that we wanted to be with them in this kind of unthreatening way of going about it. I don't think there was, in the original period there was mo--probably more favor than there was fear.