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  1. "American Indians" is a book by Devon A. Mihesuah.
    • genre: Sociology
    • subjects: History of the United States, Native Americans in the United States, Americas, Native American studies, United States of America, History
  2. "American Indians" is a book by Edgar Billowitz.
  3. "American Indians" is a book by Fred Harvey.
    • also known as "American Indians; first families of the Southwest"
  4. "American Indians" is a book by Jack Utter.
    • also known as "American Indians: answers to today's questions"


American Indians a.k.a. Native American tribes: Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. They comprise a large number of distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of which are still enduring as political communities. There is controversy surrounding the names used: they are also known as American Indians, Indians, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Indigenous, Aboriginal or Original Americans. In Canada they are known as First Nations peoples.

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Google previewThe Weight of Vengeance (2012)

The United States, the British Empire, and the War of 1812 by Troy Bickham

American Indians refers to the indigenous peoples living throughout North America, but especially within the territorial claims of the British Empire and the United States. Britain and British refer to the United Kingdom and its inhabitants, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Kansas Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

Many American Indians vowed not to be involved in the black power and brown power movements, but at the end of the 1960s and into the 1970s many of the Lakotas joined what was to be known as the "Red Power Movement." They made a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rhode Island Indians (2001)

Indians of Rhode Island and Easterns (Sic) Woodlands by Donald Ricky

All of these tribes belonged, in a linguistic sense, to the Algonquin family of North American Indians. They were ruled by sachems, who exercised an authority which was often hereditary in practice if not in theory. The sachems married only ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Issues Today (2013)

by Russell M. Lawson

North American Indians in the twenty-first century face tests and challenges at the same time common to human experience and unique to indigenous peoples. All humans, including North Americans, experience war, conflict, and peace; good ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 6: Ethnicity by Celeste Ray

Green, The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southeast (2001); Timothy Pertulla, The Caddo Nation: Archaeological and Ethnohistoric Perspectives ( 1992); John ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West (2006)

by Gordon Morris Bakken, Alexandra Kindell

AMERICAN INDIANS American Indian Migration to Phoenix, Arizona Apache Arapaho Assiniboine Blackfoot Nation Bureau of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States (2000)

by George B. Kirsch, Othello Harris, Claire Elaine Nolte

With the exception of the original inhabitants of North America — the Native American Indians — all the peoples of the United States are either immigrants or the descendants of earlier migrants to what early explorers labeled the "New World.

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A few scattered accounts, collected and combined together, may lead us to two certain conclusions: 1. That all the American Indians are one kind of people; 2. That they are the same as the people in the northeast of Asia. (Ezra Stiles)
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