The Law of Genocide and Indigenous Peoples

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In the mid-20th century, state governments - enabled by the United States federal government - removed 25-35 percent of American Indian children from their families and placed them with new families. Roughly 80 percent of the time, this meant placing Indian children with complete strangers. The removals of Indian children were a continuation of forced removals of children by the federal government - and church missions authorized and funded by the United States - in the latter half of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century to Indian boarding schools. Was this genocide?


Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.