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Real Indians

Identity and the Survival of Native America

Eva Garroutte


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At the dawn of the twenty-first century, America finds itself on the brink of a new racial consciousness. The old, unquestioned confidence with which individuals can be classified (as embodied, for instance, in previous U.S. census categories) has been eroded. In its place are shifting paradigms and new norms for racial identity. Eva Marie Garroutte examines the changing processes of racial identification and their implications by looking specifically at the case of American Indians.

University of California Press, 9780520229778, 250pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2003

About the Author

Eva Marie Garroutte is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston College.