35 min

Your Great-Grandmother Wasn’t a Cherokee Princess // $5 Indians The IDE Impolite Conversation Podcast

    • Society & Culture

According to the US Census, the Native American population has grown by 1600% from 1960 to 2020. We’re closing out our theme of race as a social construct by exploring the phenomenon of White men purchasing Native American identity prevalent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dr. Lezli is joined by Dr. Gregory Smithers, a professor of American history at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of Reclaiming Two-Spirits. His book is a sweeping history of indigenous traditions of gender, sexuality, and resistance. The two converse about what set the train of $5 Indians in motion, why it was so easy and lucrative for White men to purchase Indigenous identity, and why present-day Indigenous tribal leaders are grappling with what to do with the descendants of those who purchased Indigenous identity and are currently on tribal rolls.
 
Relevant and Recommended Reads: 
Dawes Act (1887) | National Archives Paying to Play Indian: The Dawes Rolls and the Legacy of $5 Indians The race-shifting of 'Pretendians' : NPR IDE Impolite Conversation is available on all major platforms. 🎧 Listen 🎧 on our YouTube Channel or wherever you get your podcasts. 
Have thoughts on this episode? Share them on social media using the hashtag #impoliteconversationpodcast. Also follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter and email press@iconoclastdinner.com with feedback or questions! A FREE and easy way to support is to rate and review us.
Pod Team = Dr. Lezli Levene Harvell (Host & Executive Producer) / Justin Bates (Sound Engineer) 

#podcast #IDEimpoliteconversation #IDEPodcast #IDE #production #culture #storytelling #producers #community #nativecommunities #indian #cherokee #nativeamericans #tribalnations #najavonation

According to the US Census, the Native American population has grown by 1600% from 1960 to 2020. We’re closing out our theme of race as a social construct by exploring the phenomenon of White men purchasing Native American identity prevalent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dr. Lezli is joined by Dr. Gregory Smithers, a professor of American history at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of Reclaiming Two-Spirits. His book is a sweeping history of indigenous traditions of gender, sexuality, and resistance. The two converse about what set the train of $5 Indians in motion, why it was so easy and lucrative for White men to purchase Indigenous identity, and why present-day Indigenous tribal leaders are grappling with what to do with the descendants of those who purchased Indigenous identity and are currently on tribal rolls.
 
Relevant and Recommended Reads: 
Dawes Act (1887) | National Archives Paying to Play Indian: The Dawes Rolls and the Legacy of $5 Indians The race-shifting of 'Pretendians' : NPR IDE Impolite Conversation is available on all major platforms. 🎧 Listen 🎧 on our YouTube Channel or wherever you get your podcasts. 
Have thoughts on this episode? Share them on social media using the hashtag #impoliteconversationpodcast. Also follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter and email press@iconoclastdinner.com with feedback or questions! A FREE and easy way to support is to rate and review us.
Pod Team = Dr. Lezli Levene Harvell (Host & Executive Producer) / Justin Bates (Sound Engineer) 

#podcast #IDEimpoliteconversation #IDEPodcast #IDE #production #culture #storytelling #producers #community #nativecommunities #indian #cherokee #nativeamericans #tribalnations #najavonation

35 min

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Fallen Angels: A Story of California Corruption
iHeartPodcasts
This American Life
This American Life
Stuff You Should Know
iHeartPodcasts
The Viall Files
Nick Viall
Shawn Ryan Show
Shawn Ryan | Cumulus Podcast Network
Let's Try This Again with B. Simone
B. Simone