Bates, Denise Eileen. “Up from obscurity: Indian rights activism and the development of tribal-state relations in the 1970s and 1980s Deep South.” Ph.D. U of Arizona, 2007.
This dissertation "draws upon studies done on the Lumbee and the Mashpee, which served as test cases for what constitutes an Indian tribe under U.S. law after the development of the Federal Acknowledgement Project. The issues raised in these studies reflect the challenges that other groups throughout the southeast faced in their efforts to obtain federal recognition despite their “mixed” ancestries" (p. 30).
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