ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: An Indigenous, Feminist Approach to DNA Politics1. Racial Science, Blood, and DNA 2. The DNA Dot-com: Selling Ancestry3. Genetic Genealogy Online4. The Genographic Project: The Business of Research and RepresentationConclusion: Indigenous and Genetic Governance and KnowledgeNotesIndex
Kim TallBear is associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin.
"Native American DNA is a book of far wider scope than its
title, establishing the author as a leading authority on the topic.
The politics of tribal DNA is but the starting point of a complex
analysis that encompasses the whole framework in which DNA is
appropriated in the study of human populations. Molecular
geneticists, science studies researchers, legal scholars-and of
course Native Americans-will find their horizons considerably
broadened and newly engaged."-Troy Duster, New York
University"Native American DNA is a gracefully written,
powerfully argued, and urgently needed examination of indigenous
identity and politics after the genomic turn. This is pathbreaking
work."-Alondra Nelson, Columbia University
"Provocative and incisive. . . Native American DNA is undoubtedly a key text."-Medical Anthropology Quarterly"TallBear's description of the science of DNA testing is remarkably clear, and her skepticism about its claims is well founded."-Journal of American History"Essential reading for researchers in all fields of Indigenous studies."-American Indian Quarterly