TITLE

Blood Quantum

AUTHOR(S)
APPLETON., ANDREA
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
High Country News;1/19/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a blood quantum, a complicated system that determines tribal membership that threatens the future of American Indians. Enrolled members must be at least one-quarter Assiniboine or Sioux, or a combination of the two, according to the tribal Constitutions. The author elaborates that in general, Native Americans cannot enroll in more than one tribe at a time. Thousand of Native Americans are not enrolled in their tribes because their bloodlines have become diluted over the years.
ACCESSION #
36375280

 

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