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 (as defined by the US. Destruction of Native American Cultures: AMERICAN INDIANS or NATIVE AMERICANS. Various Authors. Edited By: R. A.Guisepi. The International History Project The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian peoples of the Americas and their descendants.. Although some indigenous peoples of the Americas were traditionally hunter-gatherers—and many, especially in the Amazon basin, still are—many groups practiced aquaculture and agriculture.The impact of their agricultural endowment to the world is a testament to their time and work in. History and Discussion of Native American Languages. At the time of first European contact, probably close to 1,000 American Indian languages were spoken in North, Central, and South America. Welcome to Native American Passions! A 100% FREE online dating & social networking site for meeting single Native Americans who share a passion for Native American culture. THE AMERICAN INDIANS including The first Americans, The first American farmers, The first American civilizations, The people of north America, Pre-Columbian Indians Trauma Exposure in American Indian/Alaska Native Children Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD, Sadie Willmon-Haque, LCSW, and Janie Braden American Indian/Alaska Native Children Mission Statement. The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ mission is to enhance the quality of life, to promote economic opportunity, and to carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives. Geoff Mangum's Guide to Native American History & Culture. Prehistory, Contact to the End of the Indian Wars, and Modern Days. This webpage features North America before the Europeans, and during the ensuing four centuries (1500-1900) of European dispossession of the native populations by violence and deceit, euphemistically termed "the clash of cultures", and with modern information on tribes. About IHS. Our Mission: to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. Our Goal: to assure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people. Our Foundation: to uphold the Federal Government's obligation to promote.