Aspirational Descent and the Creation of Family Lore: Race Shifting in the Northeast

A discussion of the recent trend for white French-descendants to "self-Indigenize" by using genealogy to create identity. Uses the example of Edmée and Catherine Lejeune, two Acadienne sisters born prior to 1635, who have been turned into “Mi’kmaw” women.
Darryl Leroux
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American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 43, no. 4, Fraud in Native American Communities: Essays in Honor of Suzan Shown Harjo, 2019, pp. 93-114
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Articles -- Scholarly, peer reviewed
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