List of Native Americans of the United States

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This is a list of notable Native Americans from peoples indigenous to the contemporary United States, including Native Alaskans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Americans in the United States.12 Native American identity is a complex and contested issue. The Bureau of Indian Affairs defines Native American as having American Indian or Alaska Native ancestry. Legally, being Native American is defined as being enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or Alaskan village. Ethnologically, factors such as culture, history, language, religion, and familial kinships can influence Native American identity.3 All individuals on this list should have Native American ancestry. Historical figures might predate tribal enrollment practices and would be included based on ethnological tribal membership,

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  • Ishi, Yana educator and last member of his tribe

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Gilbert M. Pena, Pueblo, Vietnam Veteran U.S. Army, 101st Airbourne, Tribal Leader, Dean of Students at Santa Fe Indian School, NM

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See also

References

  1. ^ Notable American Indians
  2. ^ Famous Native Americans
  3. ^ "IV. Our Nation’s American Indian and Alaska Native Citizens." US Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  4. ^ " Did You Know They're Native?" Mitchell Museum of the American Indian. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Pocahontas." Powhatan Museum. Retrieved 22 Jan 2011.
  6. ^ Green, Sara Jean. "Luana Reyes, 68, a leader in agency for Indian health." Seattle Times. 10 Nov 2001. Retrieved 25 July 2012.







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