I. A Sketch of Naturalization in the United States ... A. The Historical Background of Naturalization in the United States ... 1. English Roots: The Theory of Natural Allegiance ... 2. The Colonial Experience: The Theory of Volitional Allegiance Emerges ... 3. Defining the Qualifications for Naturalization after Independence ... B. Current Naturalization Criteria ... C. Values and Justifications of the Naturalization Process ... 1. The Concepts of Ascription and Consent ... 2. Normative Justifications of the Naturalization Process
II. Indigenous Naturalization ... A. Tribal Sovereignty and "Membership Selection": Blood Quantum as Fiction Among the Sovereign Umonhon Nation ... 1. Origins and Treaties ... 2. Adoption as a Kinship Practice ... 3. Blood and Proportionality ... 4. Conclusion ... B. Winnebago Naturalization
III. Vampire Law ... A. The Origins of Federal Blood Law ... B. The Rogers Legacy-Racial Jurisdiction ... 1. Federal Criminal Cases ... 2. State Criminal Cases ... C. The Disappearance of the Non-Racial Naturalized Indian ... D. Blood Beyond Jurisdiction
IV. Now: Looking to the Past; Stepping to the Future
John Rockwell Snowden, Wayne Tyndall, and David Smith,
American Indian Sovereignty and Naturalization: It's a Race Thing,
80 Neb. L. Rev.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/nlr/vol80/iss2/3