May 1996

Bloody Insensitive-Reply

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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 720 Rutland Ave, Suite 106 Baltimore, MD 21205

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996;150(5):560. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1996.02170300114033

Webster's notwithstanding, according to the US Congress, Office of Technology Assessment,1 generally the power to define their membership resides with the tribes, and this power has been repeatedly recognized by federal courts.2-4 For the most part, tribes have required some level of Indian blood (roman mine) of the specific tribe for membership. Most require at least a one-eighth blood quantum.5 I suppose blood is thicker than science.

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