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Title Blood will tell [electronic resource] : Native Americans and assimilation policy / Katherine Ellinghaus.
Publication Info. Lincoln : The University of Nebraska Press, and The American Philosophical Society, 2017.

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Description xxx,199 pages ; 24 cm.
Series eBook Academic Collection - North America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-180) and index.
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Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher.
"A study of the role blood quantum played in the assimilation period between 1887 and 1934 in the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject United States. General Allotment Act (1887)
United States. Indian Reorganization Act.
Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity.
Indians of North America -- Tribal citizenship.
Indians of North America -- Mixed descent.
Indian allotments -- United States -- History.
Indians of North America -- Land tenure.
Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Indians of North America -- Government relations.
Indians of North America -- Cultural assimilation -- History .
Blood quantum
Added Author eBook Academic Collection - North America
ISBN 9781496201584 (epub)
9780803225435 ( alk. paper : cloth)
9781496201591 (mobi)
9781496201607 (pdf)
9781496201584 (hardback : alk. paper)
OCLC # sseb_ssj0001813528
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