Jerry Dearly (Oglala Lakota) sings the "Songs for Adoptees." | From "America ReFramed: Blood Memory"
America Reframed: Blood Memory

Blood Memory

Battles over blood quantum and "best interests" resurface the untold history of America’s Indian Adoption Era — a time when nearly one-third of children were removed from tribal communities nationwide. As political scrutiny over Indian child welfare intensifies, an adoption survivor helps others find their way home through song and ceremony.

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