Posts Tagged ‘Tribes’

People, Places & Time

For thousands of years, the Midwest region has been home to indigenous peoples, many of whose descendants belong to Indian “tribes” today. Tribal groups came into being when the U. S. began to negotiate treaties with Native peoples in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Treaties were signed between “sovereign nations,” that is, the United [...]


Who are the “real” Indians? In the 2000 U. S. Census, 2.5 million Americans self-identified as American Indians and about 1.6 million as “part” Indian. Self-identification does not necessarily mean that a person is an acknowledged member of an Indian community or legally recognized as “Indian.” One way to think about this is to differentiate [...]