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  Population history of American indigenous peoples - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Indigenous populations in most areas of the Americas reached a low point by the early twentieth century, and in a number of cases started to climb again.
When a population that has been relatively isolated is exposed to new diseases, it has no inborn resistance to the new diseases (the population is "biologically naïve"); this body of people succumbs at a much higher rate, resulting in what is known as a "virgin soil" epidemic.
A controversial question relating to the population history of American indigenous peoples is whether or not the natives of the Americas were the victims of genocide.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Population_history_of_American_indigenous_peoples   (3286 words)

 Indigenous peoples of the Americas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While many of these indigenous peoples retained a nomadic or semi-nomadic lifestyle until modern times, others lived in permanent villages and were primarily farmers, and in some regions they created large sedentary chiefdom polities, and even advanced state level societies with monumental architecture and large-scale, organized cities.
In many cases, the indigenous peoples developed entirely new species from existing wild ones, as was the case in the domestication and breeding of maize from wild teosinte grasses in the valleys of southern Mexico.
Indigenous nations include the Toba, Wichí, Mocoví, Pilagá, Chulupí, Diaguita-Calchaquí, Kolla, Guaraní (Tupí Guaraní and Avá Guaraní in the provinces of Jujuy and Salta, and Mbyá Guaraní in the province of Misiones), Chorote, Chané, Tapieté, Mapuche, Tehuelche and Selknam (Ona).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indigenous_Peoples_of_the_Americas   (3226 words)

 HistoryWiz Books: American Holocaust:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Stannard reveals that wherever Europeans or white Americans went, the native people were caught between imported plagues and barbarous atrocities, typically resulting in the annihilation of 95 percent of their populations.
Stannard (history, Univ. of Hawaii-Manoa), whose previous works include Shrinking History: On Freud and the Failure of Psychohistory (LJ 6/1/80) and Before the Horror: The Population of Hawaii on the Eve of Western Contact (Univ. of Hawaii Pr., 1989), turns his attention to the devastating impact of the European intrusion into the New World.
Stannard says that the European and white American destruction of the native peoples of the Americas was the most massive act of genocide in the history of the world.
books.historywiz.org /moreinfo/americanholocaust.htm   (668 words)

 Native Americans
While Native Americans have traditionally remained primarily loyal to their individual tribes, ethnologists have variously sought to group the myriad of tribes into larger entities which reflect common geographic origins, linguistic similarities, and life styles.
American corporations didn't like what they heard and by 1954 the CIA was involved in the overthrow of Arbenz and the installation of General Castillo Armas.
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.
www.crystalinks.com /nativeamericans.html   (3903 words)

 Top20AmericanHistory.com - Online Directory for American History Education.
Native Americans arrived on the North American continent from North-East Asia at some time between the 9th millennium BC and 48,000 BC, and dominated the area until the influx of European settlers in the early 17th century.
The next four years were the darkest in American history, as the nation tore itself apart over the long and bitter issues of slavery and states' rights.
Native American tribes were mostly forced onto small reservations so that white farmers and ranchers could take over their lands, and abusive industrial practices led to the origins of the labor movement in the United States.
www.top20americanhistory.com   (4032 words)

 Random Works of the Web » Blog Archive » Native Americans in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in modern times.
Native Americans were stunned to learn that when the British made peace with the Americans in the Treaty of Paris (1783), the British had ceded a vast amount of American Indian territory to the United States without even informing their Indian allies.
People from India (and their descendants) who are citizens of the United States are known as Indian Americans.
random.dragonslife.org /native-americans-in-the-united-states/2085   (4869 words)

 Indigenous Peoples of North & Central America Videotapes in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley
Native people speak about the devastation of their cultures resulting from the "European invasion," contemporary struggles over land and human rights and the importance of reviving spiritual traditions and the need to address the environmental crisis which threatens the survival of the planet.
American Indians who are using his photographs for cultural preservation respond to the pictures, tell stories about the people in the photographs and discuss the meaning of the images.
Introduction to the history, culture, and traditions of the Pomo people of northern California, as seen through the eyes of Elvina Brown, a tribal elder noted for her dedication to preserving and teaching the Pomo heritage.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/IndigenousVid.html   (16067 words)

 Get to know the Hispanics around you
The core of the Hispanic population in the U.S. didn't originally come to this country from afar as free agents, as other immigrants did, but were rather incorporated by a process of expansion and exploitation by what was a very race-conscious society.
Thus the original Hispanic population shares with Native Americans and African Americans a history of domination and discrimination.
There is strong evidence that the waves of Latin American immigration to the U.S. are closely tied to U.S. businesses' economic interests in, and U.S. governments' policy towards, their countries of origin and to the social and economic disruption for which they are in large measure responsible.
www.lrc.salemstate.edu /hispanics/history.htm   (2553 words)

 Five Views: An Ethnic Historic Site Survey for California (American Indians)
Indians were regarded by the Spanish government as subjects of the Crown and human beings capable of receiving the sacraments of Christianity." (Heizer, 1978:100) "It was essential under 'missionization' that California Indians be 'reduced' into settled and stable communities where they would become good subjects of the King and children of God.
Missionization required a brutal lifestyle akin in several respects to the forced movement of fl people from Africa to the American South." (Archibold, 1978:172) Thus, "it should be clear, then, that the missions of California were not solely religious institutions.
The dramatic rise in the White population during this era all but ensured the end of the claim to California by the Indians.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/5views/5views1b.htm   (1860 words)

 Native American history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
For other sites that include material on the history of Native Americans see United States History to 1865, United States History from 1865, State History and Pacific Northwest History.
History of Northwest Coast native peoples provided as a timeline illustrated by documents and images.
Collection of scanned documents including flyers and newsletters detailing the history of the American Indian Movement and the 1973 siege at Wounded Knee.
www.lib.washington.edu /subject/history/tm/native.html   (681 words)

 Meet Our Researchers: American Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Their goal is to understand the complex history of the extensive ancient city, and to place it within the wider context of ancient Maya political culture.
This project, which seeks to trace migration patterns of the world's peoples from their African origins some 60,000 years ago, involves ten global centers, and is funded by the National Geographic Society, IBM and the Waitt Foundation Family.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a member of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for American Archaeology.
www.museum.upenn.edu /new/research/researchers/american.shtml   (3004 words)

 Current Native American Genocide Portal And Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Native peoples current scholarship next reproduction previous and science on the Anglo American frontier, 1500 1676 in the state of native America genocide, colonization.
1979, is the current PC mandate for the native American peoples are the justify assuming that native people were less in cultural genocide.
In the united states, native American may often refer to all native American can also simply be used to refer to community portal.
www.genocideresearch.info /current-native-american-genocide.html   (948 words)

 lachocolatiere.com: Pre-Columbian South America
By the first millennium CE, South America’s vast rainforests, mountains, plains and coasts were the home of tens of millions of people.
which can shed light on their development and history.
Where they persist, the societies and cultures which gave rise to these civilizations may now be subtantively different in form to that of the original.
www.lachocolatiere.com /index.htm   (272 words)

 Department of History Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
History of the Ranch and Mission Days in Alta, California" From the Century Magazine 1890, Museum of San Francisco.
Leader of the Chiricahua tribe of North American Apache Indians, born in present-day Clifton, Arizona.
He was a religious leader that organized and led the most successful Indian uprising in the history of the American West.
www.etsu.edu /CAS/HISTORY/natam.htm   (2496 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Ethnicity: The Americas: Indigenous: Native Americans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Aboriginal Peoples: Guide to the records of the Government of Canada - Database of documents relating to native people (Indians, Métis, Inuit, and aboriginal peoples outside Canada) in all relevant Record Groups (RGs) within the custody of the National Archives of Canada (NA).
Bibliography of North American Indians - An annotated list of culturally sensitive and historically accurate books for children about American Indians and Alaska Natives.
North American Indian - Complete collection of images contained in E.S. Curtis's The North American Indian, a significant and controversial representation of traditional American Indian culture; from an exhibition by the Library of Congress.
dmoz.org /Society/Ethnicity/The_Americas/Indigenous/Native_Americans   (408 words)

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