Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States, except Hawaii. There are over 500 federally recognized tribes within the US, about half of which are associated with Indian reservations. The term "American Indian" excludes Native Hawaiians and some Alaska Natives, while Native Americans are American Indians, plus Alaska Natives of all ethnicities. Native Hawaiians are not counted as Native Americans by the US Census, instead being included in the Census grouping of "Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander".
Native American leaders expressed frustration with federal oversight of oil and gas leases on public holdings near ancient Native American cultural sites and want to restrict natural gas development.. USATODAY.com - Published
On Tuesday New Mexico lawmakers introduced a bill to protect federal lands around the Chaco Canyon from drilling and mining. Reuters reports that this is being done in attemp to permanently shield the..
At least one person was killed and about two dozen others were injured after a suspected tornado struck the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site in East Texas during a Native American cultural event in.. USATODAY.com - Published