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D. Fanshel, Far From the Reservation NY: the Scarecrow Press, p.35, 1972.

J. Nagel, 11 Fanshel, D. Far from the Reservation, p. 40. 12 Termination policy " refers to the era when Congress decided to erase the existing bonds between Native American tribes and the federal government. It was the continuation of policies aiming to assimilate Native Americans into the mainstream culture. 13 CWLA archives, box 18:3. This definition was given by Zelma J. Felten (associate director of the League Child welfare and foster family project) at the Regional conference of New England in march 1958. 14 Fanshel, D. Far From the Reservation : the Transracial Adoption of American Indian Children. The children came from 16 states. p.34. 15 CWLA archives, Indian Adoption Project, box 17. Only 48 agencies out of 73 sent the questionnaire back. 16 CWLA archives, box 17:4. 17 National Archives of the United States, Hearings before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, US Senate. 95 th Congress, 1rst session on S.1214 DC: Government Printing Office, pp.538-539, 1977.

. Archives, The letter was sent to ARENA's board of directors on, pp.93-139, 1973.

R. &. Alba, V. Nee, . Remaking-the-american, and . Mainstream, Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration. The authors define the " mainstream " as " that part of the society within which ethnic and racial origins have at most minor impact on life chances or opportunities 21 93rd Congressional Record. 22 The Eastern Association on Indian Affairs started in New York in 1922 to help a group of Pueblo people who were fighting against the dismantlement of their pueblo. After merging twice, it became the American Association on Indian Affairs in 1946. It played an important role in drafting decisive laws (such as ICWA), establishing health programs and promoting Native languages, 23 Nagel, Joane. American Indian Ethnic Renewal: Red Power and the Resurgence of Identity and Culture, p.12

. Rd-congress, Testimony of C. Attneave, member of the Cherokee Nation. 26 Congressional Record-house 27 It is a doctrine that some courts adopted and which demands that the child must have tight cultural links with his tribe to be considered as Native. Lorie Graham thoroughly explained the meaning and implications of this doctrine in an article entitled, The Past Never Vanishes: A Contextual Critique of the Existing Indian Family Doctrine, pp.483-484, 1978.

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