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Blood Quantum Influences Native American Identity

A BBC News writer discusses blood quantum and what it means to Native American tribes and their identity.
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BBC News writer Paul Adams delves into the complicated story of blood quantum, which he says was first introduced in colonial Virginia in the 18th century.

He discusses what percentage different tribes accept and what diminishing percentages could mean to the Native American population. "Simple mathematics tells you that blood quantum is also a route towards oblivion," he says.

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