: Are Inuit/Eskimos Native American?



The Native Americans, Metis, Inuit, and Hawaiians all face similar problems for their languages and cultures, but they consider themselvesdistinct peoples.

: What were Native American cultures like in the past?

There are many famous Native Americans like Jim Thorpe, Pocahontas and Sitting Bull.

: What did Native Americans look like in the past?

Some Indians live in cities and towns with Americans andCanadians of other races, while others live on reservations or reserves--special villages and lands which are under Indian jurisdiction, and therefore have some different laws than the rest of the state or province.

: What kinds of houses did Native Americans live in?

And third, there is a lotof spam (mass-produced, incorrect information trying to fool people) on the web about Native American religions--white people who are dishonest sometimes pretend to be Native American in order to trick people into giving them money for fake Indian rituals.

- Articles refering to Native Americans as they were the first to inhabit the country.

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This bad policy was eliminated, but now many Native Americans have grown up without their language, and it is difficult totry to learn a new language as an adult.

Information on Native Americans: American Indian FAQ …


A: There are about 150 Native American languages in Canada and the United States, and another 600-700 languages in Central and SouthAmerica.

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Most indigenous people in the US use "American Indian," and most indigenous people in Canada use "First Nations." "Native Americans" or "indigenous Americans" are frequently used to refer to people in both countries.

Native Americans in very warm or tropical regions wore very little clothing.

A: Native American tradition says that Indians were always here.

Hundreds of made up of millions of individuals occupied the lands that would become the United States of America. During the colonial and independent periods, a long series of were fought with the primary objective of obtaining much of North America as territory of the U.S. Through , massacre, (such as in the ), restriction of food rights, and the imposition of treaties, land was taken and numerous hardships imposed. Ideologies justifying the context included stereotypes of Native Americans as "merciless Indian savages" (as described in the ) and the quasi-religious doctrine of which asserted divine blessing for U.S. conquest of all lands west of the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific. The most rapid invasion occurred in the California gold rush, the first two years of which saw the deaths of tens of thousands of Indians. Following the 1848 American invasion, Native Californians were in the new state from statehood in 1850 to 1867.

The Navajo Nation is the largest American Indian tribe, with almost three hundred thousand members.

: Where do Native Americans live today?

Once their territories were incorporated into the United States, surviving Native Americans were denied equality before the law and often treated as wards of the state. Many Native Americans were relegated to reservations--constituting just 4% of U.S. territory--and the treaties signed with them violated. Tens of thousands of American Indians and Alaska Natives were forced to attend a which sought to reeducate them in white settler American values, culture and economy--to "kill the Indian, saving the man."

A: "American Indians," "Native Americans," and "First Nations people" are synonyms.

: Why don't Native Americans like sports teams with Indian mascots?



If you are not Indian, or if you have distant Native American relatives but nobody you could learn the language from, you can stilllearn some words the same way you learn any other foreign language.