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Re: Lineal Descent vs. Blood Quantum? Equity Case

Amen, I have done family research for over 20+ years and I would say that if you scratch the surface of anybodies lineage no one person
is pure blood anything anymore. My father was Austrian-Hungarian with a German lineage. My mother was part Ojibwe, part Sioux, part French, part Scottish, another part Ojibwe, part German, and another
part English. By The Blood Quantum laws I would be between 1/8 and 1/16 native american. I have a complete trace back to my Great Great Great Grandmother on my mothers side who was 1/2 Ojibwe and 1/2 Sioux
and she was described as a Minnesota mixed blood ie. 2 tribes. Her husband was also decribed as a Minnesota mixed blood and his mother
was full blooded Ojibwe and his father was Ojibwe and French. I would agree that this is just another form of racism. Both from the government and by manyu tribal councils. If they keep using this blood quantum law very soon there will not be any tribal members
and the government will have reached there goal of total assimulation. No more tribal members no more Indians.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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