By Prof. Gerald Vizenor
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My father and uncles were not hired as indians, but they were counted as indians on the census. Clement was never asked to name his tribe or his proportion of “indian blood” in the United States Census of 1930 on the White Earth Reservation. However, his parents, and other natives, were asked questions on the reservation about identity and native afﬁnity in an earlier national census. My father and his generation were enumerated as indians, the ﬁrst national 17 unnamable chance 18 census simulation; the votive politics of archive assimilation, and transethnic triage.
Gerald Vizenor has written more books and has gone farther with them than any other native writer,” said Diane Glancy, who presented the honorary citation. “I have permission to create new thought, new words, because of him. I am not stuck without a voice. I can think in ways I had not thought before. In a time when a people were looking for wordage, for place, for re-creation of tribal meaning, for facing the unknown, which you will face as graduates this very afternoon, Vizenor found the imaginative tools with which to speak.
So that if you are compelled to remove your families from the reservation it will amount to the destruction of all you have earned in your life? Yes, sir, the whole of it. . Are you a citizen of the United States? I was born in what is now the State of Wisconsin, said Clement Beaulieu. My mother was a member of the Chippewa tribe, and my father was a Frenchman. I was born before any treaty was made between the Chippewas and the Unites States. The ﬁrst treaty was made in 1837. No removal of the Indians was made to any tract, but they ceded our land to us.