The 5 Statuses of American Indians
by General Neesu Wushuwunoag
July 29, 2020
1) Misclassified Indians (MI): American Indians who have been able to document that they/their ancestors were reclassified to statuses such as “Negro, Colored, Mulatto, Mestizo, Mustee, White, etc...”, but have not legally/lawfully reclassified from these statuses to “American Indian.” MI may not be aware of what specific tribal nation(s) they descend from, and typically have no formal ties established to any American Indian tribe. MI do not possess dual citizenship status under US Law and are subject to State and Federal jurisdiction.