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“Tribal Enrollment Councils: Lessons on Law and Indian Identity"

Harmon, Alexandra. “Tribal Enrollment Councils: Lessons on Law and Indian Identity,” Western Historical Quarterly 32 (Summer 2001): 175-200

Records from the Colville Indian Reservation reveal how government officials
and Indians created some tribal rolls--an important basis of Indian identity.
Law and racial ideology had limited influence in this process. Asked to identify
fellow tribe members, Indians both yielded to federal law and helped to give it
practical meaning.

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