Distorted Descent TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction—Self-Indigenization in the Twenty-First Century

Part One: The Mechanics of Descent

Chapter One—Lineal Descent and the Political Use of Indigenous Women Ancestors

Chapter Two—Aspirational Descent: Creating Indigenous Women Ancestors

Chapter Three—Lateral Descent: Remaking Family in the Past

Part Two: Race Shifting as Anti-Indigenous Politics

Chapter Four—After Powley: Anti-Indigenous Activism and Becoming “Métis” in Two Regions of Quebec

Chapter Five—The Largest Self-Identified “Métis” Organization in Quebec: The Métis Nation Of The Rising Sun

Conclusion—White Claims to Indigenous Identity

Acknowledgements
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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