Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Urban Native America

For at least 15 millennia Native Americans made up all or the vast majorities of peoples living in the area that is now the United States.  Today all the metro areas in the eastern US and Hawaii have fewer than 5% of their populations who identify as Native American on the US Census.  In Oklahoma (the former Indian Territory), New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, and South Dakota there are 9 metro areas where Native Americans make up 5% or more of the population.  In Flagstaff (AZ) and Farmington (NM) at least 1 in 4 residents are Native American.

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