Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Entries Tagged as 'Freedmen'

The Eyeball Test

September 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I had to do a double-take this morning when I saw that The New York Times had a (digital) front-page feature on the Freedmen controversy. The question of whether Black Indians deserve tribal membership is something I wrote about six years ago, in a mammoth Wired piece that pondered the role of genetic analysis in […]


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Freedmen and the Five Tribes

May 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Freedmen and the Five Tribes

A few years back, Microkhan wrote a lengthy Wired opus about a thorny conflict in Oklahoma: The battle over whether descendants of freedmen should be allowed to join the Native American tribes that their ancestors had belonged to. Now the Obama administration may be entering the fray: In a letter sent to U.S. Attorney General […]


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