Native Americans: Manifestations of White Influences



Currently, Native Americans represent approximately a fraction of 1% of the US population. That representation is minute compared to their numbers when European settlers arrived in the Americas from Europe. Today, some Natives reside in urban areas, such as Minneapolis and San Francisco, while others are inclined to live out their lives on reservation lands set aside by the US federal government. While the term Native American is used in reference to a particular population, they are in fact a very distinct and diverse assemblage characterized by a unique set of cultures, and languages, previous to the New World era.


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  1. 1.School of Social WorkMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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