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    • 10 million+ Estimated number of Native Americans living in land that is now the United States when European explorers first arrived in the 15th century
    • Less than 300,000 Estimated number of Native Americans living in the United States around 1900
    • 5.2 million identified as American Indian or Alaska Native in the 2010 census More

Indians 101: Indian Removal 200 Years Ago (1818)
By Ojibwa Feb 28, 2018
During the first part of the nineteenth century, the American government policy was to remove Indians from east of the Mississippi River and to “give” them reservations in Indian Territory. The primary argument in favor of Indian removal claimed that European Christian farmers could make more efficient use of the land than the Indian heathen hunters. This argument conveniently ignored the fact that Indians were efficient farmers and had been farming their land for many centuries. More

On Thanksgiving Week, Native Americans Are Being Tear-Gassed in North Dakota
11/23/2016 07:01 am ET
Basically, it’s an act of war,” a Sioux leader says. More

North Dakota v. Amy Goodman: Arrest Warrant Issued After Pipeline Coverage Democracy Now September 12, 2016
Amy Goodman: "Why are you letting their—her dog go after the protesters? It’s covered in blood!" More

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