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Jeremy Klif I.D.: 9128653432 11/14/11 Questions/Critiques Strum Article In this article, one aspect stood out to me: the fact that Cherokee is not about traditions or where you live but about blood. If it is defined by blood then Cherokee is not a tribe but a race because you can only be born a Cherokee but not become one. They refused citizenship to people not born Cherokee, therefore I wonder if defining their tribe as a race is a good thing or not.
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Unformatted text preview: Who Owns Native Culture? I thought it was interesting to notice that voluntarism to respect Native American culture was more effective than punishments. The author explains that educating non-Native Americans by using signs or pamphlets for example was more effective. Therefore, this aspect could be applied to a larger scale by educating children about Native American traditions and culture in school....
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