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Blood Will Tell Native Americans and Assimilation Policy

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ISBN-10: 0803225431

ISBN-13: 9780803225435

Edition: 2017

Authors: Katherine Ellinghaus

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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.  …    
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 8/1/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 234
Size: 6.34" wide x 9.25" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English