This should be required reading for every genealogist.

This should be required reading for every genealogist. It’s from a symposium at the Smithsonian – Quantum Leap: Does “Indian Blood” Still Matter?

Blood quantum—originating from archaic notions of biological race and still codified in contemporary policy—remains one of the most important factors in determining tribal citizenship, access to services, and community recognition.

Really, though, it’s a compelling exploration of the intersection of genealogy, biology and culture.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/17314991

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“The really interesting question, then, is how the urban myth of rampant misattributed paternity persists, despite…

“The really interesting question, then, is how the urban myth of rampant misattributed paternity persists, despite all the evidence to the contrary.”

Originally shared by Harald Tveit Alvestrand

Nice writeup about the “misattributed paternity myth” and the relative spreading power of shocking “facts” that support a cause vs non-shocking facts that don’t.

http://inside.org.au/the-fatherhood-myth///cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js