What's Happening?

According to a resource for "all things Native Americans," as of 2020 they are facing:
Impoverishment and UnemploymentViolence against Women and ChildrenNative Americans are Less EducatedPoor Quality HousingInadequate Health CareUnable to Exercise Voting RightsNative Language is Becoming ExtinctLimited Financial Institutions in the - Native CommunitiesNatural Resources Exploitation

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Alarming Facts?

Though habitating the continent well before being colonized, they didn't recieve the right to vote (in America) till 1962...that's 58 years ago!

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Culture Areas

The Arctic
"Present-day Alaska and Canada."

Eskimo (Inuit and Yupik/Yupiit)Aleut
"Traditional languages are in the Eskimo-Aleut family. Prefer to be called Native Alaskans rather than Native Americans, and Canada's Arctic peoples prefer to be called Inuit."

The Subarctic
"Present-day Alaska and most of Canada."

Innu (Montagnais and Naskapi)CreeOjibwaChipewyanBeaverSlaveCarrierGwich'inTanainaDeg Xinag (Ingalik)
"Traditional languages are in the Athabaskan and Algonquian families."

The Northeast
"Present-day Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island) south to the Ohio River valley (inland) and to North Carolina (on the Atlantic Coast)."

AlgonquinIroquoisHuronWampanoagMohicanMoheganOjibwaHo-chunk (Winnebago)SaukFoxIllinois
"Traditional languages of the Northeast are largely of the Iroquoian and Algonquian language families."

The Southeast
"Southern edge of the Northeast culture area to the Gulf of Mexico; from east to west it stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to somewhat west of the Mississippi valley." (Mostly the east coast of North America)

"Traditionally, most spoke Muskogean languages, but there was some Siouan language speakers and one Iroquoian-speaking group, the Cherokee."

The Plains
"Centre of the continent, spanning the area between the western mountains and the Mississippi River valley and from the southern edge of the Subarctic to the Rio Grande in present-day Texas."

Their nomadic lifestyle drew in other local tribes to become nomads. These tribes who "converted" are:
"Consist speakers of Siouan, Algonquian, Uto-Aztecan, Caddoan, Athabaskan, Kiowa-Tanoan, and Michif languages."

The Southwest
"Present-day Arizona and New Mexico."

ZuniHopiAlso known as Pueblo Indians, combined both agricultural and hunting and gathering strategies for their lifeway.

YumansPimaTohono O’odham (Papago)Combined both farming and foraging, relying on their environment for their lifeway

Navajo and Apache "usually engaged in some combination of agriculture, foraging, and the raiding of other groups."

"Consist speakers of Hokan, Uto-Aztecan, Tanoan, Keresan, Kiowa-Tanoan, Penutian, and Athabaskan languages."

The Great Basin
"Present-day Nevada and includes adjacent areas in California, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona."

Washoe, speakers of a Hokan languageMono, speakers of Numic languagesPaiute, speakers of Numic languagesBannock, speakers of Numic languagesShoshone, speakers of Numic languagesUte, speakers of Numic languagesGosiute, speakers of Numic languages
"Present states of California (U.S.) and northern Baja (Mexico)."

The Northwest Coast
"Present-day Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, much of southern Alaska, and a small area of northern California."

TlingitHaidaTsimshianKwakiutlBella CoolaNuu-chah-nulth (Nootka)Coast SalishChinookLanguages spoken are "Athabaskan, Tshimshianic, Salishan, and other languages."

The Plateau
"Present-day Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia."

SalishFlatheadNez PercéYakamaKutenaiModoc and KlamathSpokanKalispelPend d’OreilleCoeur d’AleneWalla WallaUmatillaLanguages spoken are from the "Salishan, Sahaptin, Kutenai, and Modoc and Klamath families."

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