In 1990, President George H.W. Bush established November as National American Indian Heritage Month and the name has changed in recent decades. This month we honor the legacy of our country’s indigenous people and celebrate the culture and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, about 5.2 million people in the United States identified as American Indian and Alaska Native.oThere are 63 state-recognized tribes in 11 states—Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia. State recognition acknowledges the historical and cultural contributions of various tribes.
To learn more interesting facts please see the American Indian and Alaska Native Fun Fact infographic.
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