By Andrea Seielstad
University of Dayton 

The disturbing history of how conservatorships were used to exploit, swindle Native Americans


August 13, 2021

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Andrea Seielstad, University of Dayton

(THE CONVERSATION) Pop singer Britney Spears' quest to end the conservatorship that handed control over her finances and health care to her father demonstrates the double-edged sword of putting people under the legal care and control of another person.

A judge may at times deem it necessary to appoint a guardian or conservator to protect a vulnerable person from abuse and trickery by others, or to protect them from poor decision-making regardi...

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