Category Archives: Laws

Indigenous Law Portal

Recently, the Library of Congress introduced the Indigenous Law Portal as a gathering place for legal documents pertaining to the indigenous people of the Americans.  Today, they are working on the US states, but they will be adding Canadian First … Continue reading

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1000 Subscribers, A Milestone

Over this past weekend, the Native Heritage Project blog hit a milestone, 1000 subscribers.  Thank you one and all.  Not bad for just under 15 months since the blog was created! You’ve probably noticed thank yous and hat tips to … Continue reading

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Petitions Involving Indians to Carolina Courts 1775-1867

A Guide to the Microfilm Edition of Black Studies Research Sources, Microfilms from Major Archival and Manuscript Collections, General Editor: John H. Bracey, Jr. Race, Slavery and Free Blacks, Series II, Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867, Part D: NC … Continue reading

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Taint of Indian Blood

State v. Harris Melton & Ann Byrd, 44 NC 49 (1852). An indictment for fornication in Stanly Superior Court. The defendants pleaded not guilty and offered evidence of their marriage. “The controversy was concerning the color of the male defendant … Continue reading

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Walter Plecker’s Target List

Walter Plecker, no matter how you color it, was an evil man.  His actions, for decades, were reprehensible.  He believed he was doing the right thing, but he was not.  He is most remembered for his “Racial Integrity Act of … Continue reading

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