"How Much Indian Was I?, My Fellow Students Asked"

Washuta, Elissa. "How Much Indian Was I?, My Fellow Students Asked." The Chronicle of Higher Education 59.39 (June 14, 2013).  

I came into my own as a Native American woman in high school. My skin being on the fair side of plain Yoplait, I designated my dark-brown hair as the body part that would legitimize me, letting its split ends shoot for my waist. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that in 2000, three Native Americans lived in Liberty Township, N.J.: my mom, my brother, and me, all enrolled members of the Cowlitz tribe. Read more...