Yellacat Ranch Under a Western Sky

Be Native

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I don’t know when I’ve seen a video that surprised me more: “Navajo Historian Wally Brown encourages all with Native American DNA to Embrace it and be proud of it.

Wally Brown: If You’re Native… Be Native

I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone with any kind of credibility say something like this. Basically, no matter how little Indian blood you have, acknowledge it and be proud of it.

Almost exactly 7 years ago, I wrote about blood quantum, with a very different conclusion. Back then I favored the idea that if you’re not embedded in the culture, you can’t have a meaningful Indian identity.

Yellacat Ranch Under a Western Sky
Justin Swanstrom

Justin Swanstrom

Made in America. Retired attorney. Bookseller at Shining Lotus. No Nazis in Valhalla. He/him.

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