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Are the Vinyard Indians the Rachel Dolezal of native tribes?

The Vinyard Indians want to be Illinois’s first state-recognized native tribe. But tribes long recognized by the federal government say the group’s members are just a bunch of white people caught in an act of cultural appropriation.

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