Becoming Indian The Struggle over Cherokee Identity in the Twenty-first Century /
" ... Racial shifter ... are people who have changed their racial self-identification from non-Indian to Indian on the U.S. census. Many racial shifters are people who, while looking for their roots, have recently discovered their Native American ancestry ..."
Santa Fe :
School for Advanced Research Press,
|Series:||School for Advanced Research resident scholar series
- Racial shifters: What lies beneath : hidden histories and racial ghosts ; Racial choices and the specter of whiteness ; Racial conversion and Cherokee neotribalism
- Citizen Cherokees: Shifting race, shifting status : citizen Cherokees on "wannabes" ; Documenting descent and other measures of tribal belonging ; States of sovereignty : tribal recognition and the quest for political rights ; Closing
- Appendix 1: Self-identified Cherokee organizations
- Appendix 2: State-recognized American Indian tribes
- Appendix 3: 1828 excerpts from the Cherokee Phoenix
- Appendix 4: Mail survey of self-identified Cherokees
- Appendix 5: Formal interview data, self-identified and state-recognized Cherokees
- Appendix 6: Formal interview data, federally recognized Cherokees.