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

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Kiel, Doug, Bleeding Out: Histories and Legacies of 'Indian Blood' (August 14, 2017). K Ratteree and N Hill, The Great Vanishing Act: Blood Quantum and the Future of Native Nations, 2017 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3018941

Doug Kiel (Contact Author)

Northwestern University ( email )

1881 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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