Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Jacqueline N. Brown
Academic Program Adviser
This thesis discusses the imposition of a “liminal” identity among non-federally recognized American Indian tribes pursuing federal recognition through the Federal Acknowledgment Process. By requiring a tribe to simultaneously appear as both intelligible/similar to and distinctive/different from American society, the “liminal” identity fails to be maintained, barring a tribe’s recognition.
Drake, Christopher M., "From Invisibility to Liminality: The Imposition of Identity among Non-Federally Recognized Tribes within the Federal Acknowledgment Process" (2018). CUNY Academic Works.