Why Do So Many People Erroneously Claim American Indian Ancestry, and What is the Wish Behind That Claim? | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Digging up the tangled roots of Americans’ (generally erroneous) belief in their own Indian heritage.

Discussed: White Americans Taking on Faux–American Indian Identities, Bob Dylan, The Two Most Popular Ancestral Myths in the United States, Elizabeth Warren’s High Cheekbones, The “Right Kind of People,” The Spirit of the Continent, 1820s “Vanishing Native” Narratives, Mohawk Insults, Grave