Another story appeared about the disenrollment of King Freeman and eight of his family members that I talked about a while back.
No big surprise, the disenrollment was based on a personal grudge: http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/sdcounty/article_061c2929-ac32-5049-94ac-bc53ce6fe612.html
The thing that gets me is that tribes still use blood quantums. Why anyone would want to trust an outdated method to determine who is or isn’t Indian has never made sense to me. Maybe some could point me to some scholarly literature or critical analysis on why this method is still used.
Errors and conflicting information in the documents over the years have led to decades-old disputes among many tribes. Ousted members say those errors, omissions and missing information have been used to remove individuals for political and financial reasons.
There’s always a trouble with documents when it comes to proving Indian descendency. It’s funny how this didn’t stop anyone from maintaining their tribal membership until after the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was passed.