"You would not call anybody a mixed blood
, would you, who wore a breechcloths, and lived like an Indian and went on the warpath?
The uncertainty of using physical characteristics as a basis for determining ancestry was clearly revealed as the lawyers questioned witnesses about their ideas of what constituted a "mixed blood
." Witnesses were understandably uncertain about exactly how people of mixed descent "looked different." How could they determine the curliness of hair that was kept "down smooth" with oil or grease, or was matted?
Poised at the intersection of queer and whiteness studies, Intimacy in America and Mixed Blood
and Other Crosses advance theses that stimulate and provoke.
urban Native people are Native people for one clear reason: they come from Native families."
One of Russo's recurring themes is the quest for one's identity, whether the setting is Africa, as in the present case, Europe, or America, or if the main character is white, black, or of mixed blood
. Born of an Italian father and a British mother, the author, who speaks fluently five languages, writes in both French and English, which he considers his two "mother tongues." Albert Russo could very well be the hero of one of his novels.
However, by that time, mixed blood
people were already expanding into Indian territory (without regard to the proclamations of a monarch across the ocean) trapping the furs, shooting the buffalo for the pemmican, paddling the canoes and just plain living.
Gray uses the raw material of Pauline Johnson's life to create a rich ballad that will resonate with all Canadian women of mixed blood
who, like Pauline Johnson.
Around the turn of the century everyone who was a mixed blood
spoke Ojibwe and not English because their mothers grew up speaking Ojibwe.
The Wannsee discussion also dealt with the "Treatment of Persons of Mixed Blood
" and noted, for instance, that, "Persons of mixed blood
of the first degree who are exempted from evacuation will be sterilized in order to prevent any offspring and to eliminate the problem of persons of mixed blood
once and for all."
In a narrative seeking to subordinate religion to science--the stern prejudices of Puritanism to the democratizing forces of logic and empiricism--Howells's ostensible figure of reason is Olney, a white doctor who believes not in the moral "tragedy" of mixed blood
but in the "natural tendency ...
Lumping them together as "Latina writers" is thus both a disservice and a realization of a new people emerging in the United States--a new mestizaje (persons of mixed blood
), a new people made of superimposed layers.
The bacteria in your blood will make the mixed blood