Bleeding Out: Histories and Legacies of 'Indian Blood'
K Ratteree and N Hill, The Great Vanishing Act: Blood Quantum and the Future of Native Nations, 2017
19 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2017 Last revised: 2 Sep 2017
Date Written: August 14, 2017
This essay examines the origins of the blood quantum system of racial registration in Native American communities, evaluates arguments for and against its continuation, and identifies potential alternatives to reconciling sovereign Indigenous nationhood with racialized conceptions of indigeneity.
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