. In Case You’ve Missed It 3 KU professors are accused of faking Native American ancestry. But it’s complicated « JO LEE MAGAZINE

KANSAS CITY STAR – “Despite coming of age in the Jim Crow south, my dad persevered against overwhelming obstacles as an Indigenous man,” Blansett wrote in the introduction to one of his books. “… From my earliest memory, he made certain to instill value and pride in our Cherokee ways.” Blansett is among three KU professors to have allegations publicly raised about their claimed lineage by Native American individuals and groups that frequently challenge people claiming Native identity. None of the men is enrolled in a tribe.


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