The Resource Blood will tell : Native Americans and assimilation policy, Katherine Ellinghaus

Blood will tell : Native Americans and assimilation policy, Katherine Ellinghaus

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Blood will tell : Native Americans and assimilation policy
Title
Blood will tell
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Native Americans and assimilation policy
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Katherine Ellinghaus
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eng
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  • "Blood Will Tell reveals the underlying centrality of "blood" that shaped official ideas about who was eligible to be defined as Indian by the General Allotment Act in the United States. Katherine Ellinghaus traces the idea of blood quantum and how the concept came to dominate Native identity and national status between 1887 and 1934 and how related exclusionary policies functioned to dispossess Native people of their land. The U.S. government's unspoken assumption at the time was that Natives of mixed descent were undeserving of tribal status and benefits, notwithstanding that Native Americans of mixed descent played crucial roles in the national implementation of allotment policy. Ellinghaus explores on-the-ground case studies of Anishinaabeg, Arapahos, Cherokees, Eastern Cherokees, Cheyennes, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, Lakotas, Lumbees, Ojibwes, Seminoles, and Virginia tribes. Documented in these cases, the history of blood quantum as a policy reveals assimilation's implications and legacy. The role of blood quantum is integral to understanding how Native Americans came to be one of the most disadvantaged groups in the United States, and it remains a significant part of present-day debates about Indian identity and tribal membership. Blood Will Tell is an important and timely contribution to current political and scholarly debates."--
  • "A study of the role blood quantum played in the assimilation period between 1887 and 1934 in the United States"--
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970.004/97
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illustrations
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index present
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E98.E85
LC item number
E45 2017
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non fiction
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bibliography
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New visions in Native American and indigenous studies
Blood will tell : Native Americans and assimilation policy, Katherine Ellinghaus
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Blood will tell : Native Americans and assimilation policy, Katherine Ellinghaus
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-180) and index
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ocn962258294
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24 cm.
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xxx, 199 pages
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9781496201584
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2016047605
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)962258294

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