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Nancy Bonvillain


This paper presents a report and analysis of the potential problems leading to census undercounts at the St. Regis (Akwesasne) Mohawk reservation in Franklin County, New York. It is a continuation and elaboration of research discussed in a previous paper entitled "Residence Patterns at the St. Regis Reservation" which should be consulted for the historical and cultural background of residence and mobility at St. Regis. The present report is based on fieldwork and consultations with residents of the community and with tribal, governmental and educational officials on and off the reservation. Some of the issues raised are of general applicability to many Native American communities while others will be shown to be highly specific to the current social and political situation at St. Regis.

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