An Analysis of Colonial, State, and Federal ‘Definitions of Indian’.

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666
Citation: 

Wilkins, David Eugene.  “An Analysis of Colonial, State, and Federal ‘Definitions of Indian’.”  Thesis.  U of Arizona, 1982.

Annotation: 

Useful background information on state definitions of “free persons of color”; mixed-blood Indians’ relations with the federal government; the concept of measuring degree of Indian blood; and the Indian Reorganization Act.  Brief mention,  pp. 117-18, of Robeson County Indians’ attempt at recognition as Siouans and Carl Seltzer’s “highly questionable” analysis of physical characteristics.

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Indian Education Resource Center, Pembroke, NC.