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  Type II Diabetes, the Modern Epidemic of American Indians in the United States
Bindon and Baker (1997) stated that when insulin is released by the beta cells of the pancreas because of the presence of circulating glucose, an intricate biochemical response begins.
Bindon (1988) stated that this was the primary force for selection in Neel's model (1962), which he based on the hypothesis that hunter/gatherer bands underwent periods of feast and famine.
Burrows NR (1998) Prevalence of diabetes in American Indians and Alaskan Native, 1996.
www.as.ua.edu /ant/bindon/ant570/Papers/King/king.htm   (4874 words)

  
 Native American Indian Heritage Month
Native American men and women on the home front also showed an intense desire to serve their country, and were an integral part of the war effort.
American Indian soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have fought heroically in all of this century's wars and armed conflicts.
United States military service provides an outlet for Native Americans to fulfill a cultural purpose rooted in tradition — to fight and defend their homeland.
www.defenselink.mil /specials/nativeamerican01/warrior.html   (1880 words)

  
 The Ultimate Native American - American History Information Guide and Reference
In the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca and in the interior of the Yucatán peninsula the majority of the population is indigenous.
In the American Southwest, especially New Mexico, a syncretism between the Catholicism brought by Spanish missionaries and the native religion is common; the religious drums, chants, and dances of the Pueblo people are regularly part of Masses at Santa Fe's Saint Francis Cathedral.
The terms Indian or American Indian were born of the misconception by Christopher Columbus that the Caribbean islands were the islands in Southeast Asia known to Europeans as the Indies.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Native_American   (4711 words)

  
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Further, they argue, while American Indians within the United States are acknowledged to still belong to their various indigenous polities, they are also citizens of the U.S. under provision of the 1887 General Allotment Act and the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act and are thus doubly subordinate to the federal system.
And yet, absent the willing consent of the Indian nations to the diminishment of their sovereign status, such measures on the part of the federal government can only be viewed as abridgments (violations) of the treaties into which it had entered with the Indians.
American Indian nations, if they are ever to exercise self-governance, must confront the necessity of a decolonization struggle in the truest sense of the term.
www.halcyon.com /pub/FWDP/Americas/selfgovt.txt   (3333 words)

  
 FROM THE CANADIAN OFFICE: THE RIGHT OF FREE ACCESS TO THE UNITED STATES BY AMERICAN INDIANS BORN IN CANADA - July 1996
The phrase "American Indians born in Canada" is interpreted in a racial context instead of a political one.
The right of an American Indian born in Canada to pass the borders of the United States amounts to an absolute exemption from all immigration-related restraints contained in the INA, upon the establishment of the necessary percentage of Indian blood.
However, as an American Indian who resides in the United States under 8 CFR §289 is considered lawfully admitted for permanent residence, he or she will be able to petition a spouse or dependent child under the 2a family-based immigration preference.
www.visalaw.com /96jul/7july96.html   (555 words)

  
 Native Americans in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The prototypical "American Indian princess" was Pocahontas, and, in fact, descent from her is a frequent claim.
Native Americans are the only known ethnic group in the United States requiring a federal permit to practice their religion.
Native Americans and non-Native Americans frequently contest the value and validity of the eagle feather law, charging that the law is laden with discriminatory racial preferences and infringes on tribal sovereignty.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Indians_in_the_United_States   (6534 words)

  
 Native American Studies
American Indian Studies: the American Indian Studies Program at CSU, Long Beach, is dedicated to the presentation of unique art works, photographs, video and sound recordings which accurately reflect the history, culture and richness of the Native American experience in North America and has been expanded to include Indian people of Central America and Mexico.
National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research:Sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, the NCAIANMHR is the only program of this type in the country focusing specifically on American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA): responsible for the administration and management of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives.
www.southalabama.edu /univlib/picks/native.html   (855 words)

  
 Native American, Seven Fires Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
As America grew and lands in the Western part of the United States were explored and inhabited by non­Native Americans, domestic policy was transformed from one of friendship to one of force.
Native Americans view harmony with the earth as part of a religious culture and are extremely aware of the impact actions have on the environment.
However, that is not commensurate with "primitive." Most Native Americans are educated at the secondary school level, and many obtain higher education degrees at the finest universities in the United States becoming physicians, lawyers and college professors.
www.merceronline.com /Native/native10.htm   (1763 words)

  
 Collection Development Policy: American Indian Studies
American Indian Studies materials are defined as those materials dealing with the experiences of American Indian peoples indigenous to the United States and its border regions.
American Indian students and participants in the American Indian Studies Program deserve recognition as being among the first to provide leadership on the ISU campus on issues of multicultural awareness and an appreciation of diversity for all students.
It is the primary responsibility of the Racial and Ethnic Studies bibliographer to select American Indian materials for the Library in all relevant formats and for all relevant locations in Parks Library, with collaboration and consultation with bibliographers in other subject areas and in Reference, as necessary.
www.public.iastate.edu /~savega/cdpais.html   (1711 words)

  
 HIV/AIDS Among American Indians and Alaskan Natives -- United States, 1981-1997
Compared with the total number of persons with reported cases of AIDS in the United States, a higher percentage of AI/ANs with AIDS were aged 20-29 years (23% versus 17%, respectively), and a lower percentage were aged 40-49 years (21% versus 25%).
The risk/exposure group characteristics of AI/ANs were similar to those of all persons with AIDS in the United States; the most frequently reported mode of HIV exposure was men who have sex with men (MSM) for 49% of AI/ANs with AIDS and for 48% of all AIDS patients (Table 1).
Compared with all persons with AIDS in the United States, AIDS among AI/ANs was geographically clustered in selected areas in the West and in smaller cities and rural areas.
wonder.cdc.gov /wonder/PrevGuid/m0051473/m0051473.asp   (2067 words)

  
 American Indians: Census Facts
Increase in the nation’s American Indian and Alaska Native population from July 1, 2004 to July 1, 2005.
Median age of the American Indian and Alaska Native population in 2005, younger than the median of 36.2 years for the population as a whole.
Percentage of the population in the Farmington, N.M., metropolitan area that was American Indian and Alaska Native, as of 2003.
www.infoplease.com /spot/aihmcensus1.html   (787 words)

  
 American Indians abound in Germany : ICT [2000/04/05]
The goal is to bring American Indian culture to Germany with the hope of building a greater cultural understanding between American Indians and members of other nationalities.
They try to live as American Indians did in the 1800s basing their information about American Indians on books and believe they are maintaining traditional beliefs and ways of American Indians, Namingha said.
Namingha said some of the other common misconceptions are that Germans see American Indians as either noble savages, blood-thirsty Natives, as an extinct population or as environmental saints and spiritual gurus.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=2587   (768 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Native American Indian: (Everything) Paula Giese's impressive site is one of the best Native American resources on the Web-it boasts over 300 pages in the sight, with many more references leading the intrepid researcher to excellent sources.
The American Indian College Fund is a non-profit organization launched in 1989 by the presidents of American Indian colleges.
Its dual purpose is to raise awareness of the 30 Indian colleges and to generate private support to supplement the limited federal money on which the colleges operate.
www.lycos.com /info/american-indian-education--american-indians.html   (456 words)

  
 American Indians in the United States
Whether it is the name of a river, your state, or a centralized location American Indians have left their legacy upon every inch of soil that crosses this country.
Unfortunately, many of the earliest American Indians were annihilated to the point that there is very little record of their early cultural influences left.
Native American influence can be seen from coast to coast and the knowledge that they lent to the early explorers has helped shape this nation to become the superpower that it is today.
www.native-languages.org /composition/american-indians.html   (338 words)

  
 About the USA - United States Mission to Germany
Many of the ceremonies that accompanied the state funeral of Gerald R. Ford, 38th president of the United States, are deeply rooted in American tradition.
The first state presidential funeral was for William Henry Harrison, who died in 1841 shortly after taking office, but it was not until the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865 that the United States experienced a nationwide period of mourning, made possible by advances in communication technology such as train and telegraph.
Many state funerals include pallbearers drawn from armed forces, a 21-gun salute, a military chaplain for the immediate family, and a flag draped on the casket as a veteran’s honor.
usembassy.state.gov /germany/usa.html   (728 words)

  
 NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS: Resolution #MOH-04-010 : ICT [2004/06/21]
WHEREAS, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) was established in 1944 and is the oldest and largest national organization of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments; and
WHEREAS, according to the United States Constitution, the 1863 Treaty or Ruby Valley is the Supreme Law of the land; and
The foregoing resolution was adopted at the 2004 Mid-Year Session of the National Congress of American Indians, held at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, Uncasville, CT on June 23, 2004.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1087850400   (371 words)

  
 American Indian Healing Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The American Indian Healing Center (AIHC) is the only healthcare clinic of its kind in Los Angeles County dedicated to providing culturally sensitive, comprehensive, primary medical care to the Los Angeles and Orange Counties large American Indian population.
In fact, urban American Indians are among the most impoverished and medically under-served group in the nation.
The greatest proportions of urban American Indians live in Los Angeles County, constituting the largest urban concentration of American Indians in the United States.
www.aihchealer.com /index.html   (193 words)

  
 Research - Pictures of American Indians
Indians in North Carolina fishing with traps, spears, and nets.
A skate from the Swinomish tribal fishtrap, Tulalip Indian Agency, Washington.
Indian relics (mostly arrowheads) found on the Enchanted Mesa, June 22, 1898.
www.archives.gov /research/native-americans/pictures   (2565 words)

  
 School of Christ International - SOC Ministry to Native American Indians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
There are currently 4.1 million American Indians in the United States.
There are five hundred and fifteen tribes in the United States living on three hundred reservations, rancheros and colonies, two hundred of these tribes have not heard the name of Jesus.
Indian youth have a higher suicide rate than the youth of any other nationality group in America.
www.socintl.org /specials/indians.html   (183 words)

  
 Homepage - Kresge Library - Oakland University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Oxford English Dictionary defines genocide as "[t]he deliberate and systematic extermination of an ethnic or national group." The population of American Indians in the United States dropped from 12 million (prior to European settlers) to 237 thousand (by the late 1800s)--a 95% decrease.
The number of American Indians in the United States has increased over the centuries.
The United States will not part with the land which the Indians consider sacred, because amongst these landscapes are the Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert, the Petrified Forest, Sunset Crater, and numerous others that draw in many tourists each year.
www.kl.oakland.edu /services/outreach/aihm.htm   (547 words)

  
 Traumatic Brain Injury Among American Indians/Alaska Natives --- United States, 1992--1996
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, resulting in approximately 52,000 deaths, 230,000 hospitalizations, and 80,000 disabilities annually (1).
Readmissions (ascertained for each year by matching sex, date of service, state, county, date of birth, and residence codes) were excluded to eliminate duplicate cases.
Motor vehicle-related injuries among American Indian and Alaskan Native youth, 1981--1992: analysis of a national hospital discharge database.
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5114a3.htm   (1520 words)

  
 TERRORISM: Biological Warfare by the United States against American Indians.
This reference [for the story of American Indians and deliberate smallpox spreading ]is from American Indian Holocaust and Survival:
It is also during the eighteenth century that we find written reports of American Indians being intentionally exposed to smallpox by Europeans.
In 1763 in Pennsylvania, Sir Jeffrey Amherst, commander of the British forces....wrote in the postscript of a letter to Bouquet the suggestion that smallpox be sent among the disaffected tribes.
siouxme.com /lodge/smallpox.html   (313 words)

  
 Traditions In The Making Pow-Wow * Native American Dancing
Grand Entry is part of the pow wow, where an honored guest brings into the arena the United States Flag, customarily the State Flag, Tribal Affiliated Flag and also the Native American Staff can be used during the grand entry.
The Native American 'Flag' or as customarily called the Staff, is usually made out of wood and consist of eagle feathers, beadwork, and or carvings.
Just as the United States Flag is a sacred part of the American life so is the Staff to the Native American Indians from the United States as well as Canada and Mexico.
www.traditionsinthemaking.com /1998titm.html   (674 words)

  
 Hometown USA - Cities, Towns, Villages and Communities
Nonetheless, 40% of the state is or was forested.
The United States of America, also referred to as the United States, U.S.A., U.S., America, or the States, is a federal republic in central North America, stretching from the Atlantic coast in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west.
The United States traces its national origin to the declaration by thirteen British colonies in 1776 that they were free and independent states.
www.hometownusa.com   (1840 words)

  
 The United States - Mathematics and the Liberal Arts
Warns against assuming that because a group has two sets of number words (as in the Blackfoot Indians, who are said to use different sets of numbers for the living and the dead), the group therefore doesn't understand the underlying identity between the different words.
This was because sins had to be identified at confession both by kind and by number, and because the Indians were not likely to be otherwise understood.
Banneker's work so impressed Thomas Jefferson, then Secretary of State, that he wrote Banneker that he was sending a copy of the almanac to the Paris Academy of Sciences." Most amazing of all is that Banneker accomplished all this as an African American who had spent most of his life thus far hard physical labor.
math.truman.edu /~thammond/history/UnitedStates.html   (2352 words)

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