Native Americans and Their Interactions with the Western World

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To reveal the main ideas, facts the paper presented Native Americans in the United States today, particularly social, economic and political situation of the Indians as indigenous inhabitants of the American continent, representatives of one of the races living on the territory of the modern United States of America. The author focused on the Native Americans influence on American culture and how its traditions and values helped shape the development of a multicultural society. Still, as it was predicted, this influence was better analyzed through the prism of mutual influence – Native Americans to the rest part of American society and vice versa. This is due the different sizes and effectiveness of mentioned influences since western or European origin Americans’ cultural particularities are somewhat constant the other cultures stretch to. However, Native Americans’ influence does exist, has its volume, historical weight and outcomes. Here is a piece of husky information to proceed. Native Americans in American society make up 0.9 % of the population. According to the U.S. Census, in 2010 their number reached 2.9 million people, which is 18 % more than during the previous census in 2000 (Humes, Jones and Ramirez). Mass media stated gambling as a main source of Native Americans’ income. The second important way to replenish their own budgets by activity is manufacture of cigarettes. In addition, American Indians are engaged in livestock, crop production, art crafts, and commerce. The federal government subsidizes the Indians and provides them with significant tax benefits. Despite government subsidies, the special status of Native Americans and the efforts of civil society organizations and the leaders of a number of tribes to impr... ... middle of paper ... .... . Stinchcomb, G. E., Messner, T.C., Driese, S. G., Nordt, L. C. and Stewart, R. M. “Pre-Colonial (A.D. 1100–1600) Sedimentation Related to Prehistoric Maize Agriculture and Climate Change in Eastern North America.” Geology, 8 Mar. 2011. Web. 9 Dec. 2013. . Swanton, John S. “The Indian Tribes of North America.”, n.d.. Web. 9 Dec. 2013. . Whorf, Benjamin L. “Some Verbal Categories of Hopi”. Linguistic Society of America, 1938. Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 275-286. Print. Xiao, Katie. “National Powwow Celebrates American Indian Customs”. U.S. Department of State, 16 Aug. 2005. Web. 9 Dec. 2013. .
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