By Katherine Ellinghaus
Ellinghaus explores on-the-ground case experiences of Anishinaabeg, Arapahos, Cherokees, Eastern Cherokees, Cheyennes, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, Lakotas, Lumbees, Ojibwes, Seminoles, and Virginia tribes. Documented in those situations, the heritage of blood quantum as a coverage unearths assimilation’s implications and legacy. The function of blood quantum is indispensable to realizing how local american citizens got here to be some of the most deprived teams within the usa, and it continues to be an important a part of present-day debates approximately Indian identification and tribal membership. Blood Will Tell is a crucial and well timed contribution to present political and scholarly debates.
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Blood Will Tell: Native Americans and Assimilation Policy (New Visions in Native American and Indigenous Studies) by Katherine Ellinghaus