Indian scenes from a renaissance: countering
centuries of oppression and neglect, American
Indians Travel the road to rene...
10 Largest Native American Groups
 Cherokee – 729,533: Oklahoma, California,
Texas, North Carolina
 Navajo – 298,197: Ar...
10 Largest Native American Groups
Chippewa – 149,669: Concentrated in
the upper Midwest
Apache – 96,833: Arizona, New Me...
U.S. Indian Reservations
Background
American Indians make up 1.5% of the
total U.S. population
2000 Census total: 4,119,300
1900 Census total: 2...
Comparisons
 Per Capita Income
 General Population: $21,587
 American Indian Population: $14,267
 Living below the pov...
Sioux; Cheyenne River Reservation
South Dakota
 Goal: Reestablish
buffalo culture on
reservation
 Largest tribally owned...
The “New Buffalo”
224 federally recognized tribes have
gaming operations ranging from bingo to
casinos
Generate about 15...
Oneida Nation; Wisconsin
 Directed casino profits to tribal development
 Buying new land, paving roads, and building a
n...
Chippewa; Bois Forte reservation
Minnesota
 During the 70’s and 80’s
wild rice production fell
 Pressure from outside
gr...
Mohawk Nation; New York
 By 1997 only 5% spoke their native language
 Mostly in their 70’s and 80’s
 Formation of Kanat...
Cherokee Nation; Oklahoma
 Well established
language schools
 Effecting political
change
 Dynamic Lobbying
program
 Us...
Discussion Questions
 In what ways will returning to a buffalo
culture help the Sioux?
 Do you think it is important to ...
Picture sources
 Cheyenne River reservation map,
http://daschlevthune.typepad.com/daschle_v_thune/mapEB.bmp ,
accessed 11...
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Native american facts DRE 98

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  • 1. Indian scenes from a renaissance: countering centuries of oppression and neglect, American Indians Travel the road to renewal By Joseph Bruchac Presented by Derick Schneibel
  • 2. 10 Largest Native American Groups  Cherokee – 729,533: Oklahoma, California, Texas, North Carolina  Navajo – 298,197: Arizona, Utah, New Mexico  Latin American – 180,940: Spread throughout U.S. with highest concentration in California  Choctaw – 158,774: Oklahoma  Sioux – 153,360: Scattered throughout the northern great plains
  • 3. 10 Largest Native American Groups Chippewa – 149,669: Concentrated in the upper Midwest Apache – 96,833: Arizona, New Mexico Blackfeet – 85,750: Montana Iroquois – 80,822: New York, Wisconsin Pueblo – 74,085: Arizona, New Mexico
  • 4. U.S. Indian Reservations
  • 5. Background American Indians make up 1.5% of the total U.S. population 2000 Census total: 4,119,300 1900 Census total: 240,000 Only 13% of American Indians live on reservations 43% of people living on reservations and trust lands are not Indian
  • 6. Comparisons  Per Capita Income  General Population: $21,587  American Indian Population: $14,267  Living below the poverty line  General Pop.:12.4%  American Indian Pop.: 22%  Unemployment  General Pop.: 3.7%  American Indian Pop.: 6.6%  High school graduate or higher  General Pop.: 80.4%  American Indian Pop.: 74.7%
  • 7. Sioux; Cheyenne River Reservation South Dakota  Goal: Reestablish buffalo culture on reservation  Largest tribally owned buffalo herd in America with over 3,000 animals  Seeking a federal loan to buy back 22,140 acres of land taken by the government between 1887 and 1934
  • 8. The “New Buffalo” 224 federally recognized tribes have gaming operations ranging from bingo to casinos Generate about 15 billion dollars annually The Foxwoods in Connecticut operated by the Mashantucket Pequot will gross over 1billion Accounts for only 3% of Cherokee income
  • 9. Oneida Nation; Wisconsin  Directed casino profits to tribal development  Buying new land, paving roads, and building a new elementary school  Founded Four Fires, a business consortium, with three other tribes  $43 million hotel near the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.
  • 10. Chippewa; Bois Forte reservation Minnesota  During the 70’s and 80’s wild rice production fell  Pressure from outside growers  Nett Lake became overgrown with aquatic vegetation  2003 $500,000 of casino profit was invested  Motorized barges and cutters cleared the lake
  • 11. Mohawk Nation; New York  By 1997 only 5% spoke their native language  Mostly in their 70’s and 80’s  Formation of Kanatsiohareke meaning “place of clean pot”  “Carlisle School in reverse”  Graduates now teach other Mohawk
  • 12. Cherokee Nation; Oklahoma  Well established language schools  Effecting political change  Dynamic Lobbying program  Use of large numbers to influence politics
  • 13. Discussion Questions  In what ways will returning to a buffalo culture help the Sioux?  Do you think it is important to preserve American Indian culture, including language? Why or why not?  Do you think American Indian history should be a greater part of American History?  What do you think should be done about lands promised to the American Indians and then expropriated by the Federal Government?
  • 14. Picture sources  Cheyenne River reservation map, http://daschlevthune.typepad.com/daschle_v_thune/mapEB.bmp , accessed 11/25/06  Lakota Sioux Flag, http://www.american-native-art.com/publication/oglala-lakota-sioux/foto/Oglala-fla , accessed 11/25/06  Oneida Flag, http://www.crazyhorse.org/museum/flags/OneidaNationOfWisconsin.jpg , accessed 11/25/06  Chippewa Flag, ttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/Bandera_Chippewa_ Minnesota.png , accessed 11/25/06  Bois Forte reservation, http://www.maquah.net/general_MN/Bois_Forte-map.jpg , accessed 11/25/06  Mohawk Flag, http://www.the-flag-center.com/store/images/Mohawk.jpg , accessed 11/25/06  Cherokee Flag, http://www.atlasgeo.net/fotw/images/u/us-cher2.gif , accessed 11/25/06