Why do you want a divorce, Chief?

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Title

Why do you want a divorce, Chief?

Subject

Indian wants a divorce because he had a Chinese baby

Description

Why do you want a divorce, Chief?
When me plant corn, me get corn.
When me plant barley, me get barley.
But when me plant Indian and me get Chinaman...me get divorce!
Description:Black and white postcard that depicts a Native American man petitioning for divorce before a judge.

Source

MSU Museum

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Citation

“Why do you want a divorce, Chief?,” Chinese Immigration in the Late 19th Century, accessed May 20, 2022, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/progressiveeraimmigration/items/show/14.