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1) Why are the first native Americans called “Indians”?

Because the tribes have their own land (reservations) and their own government.

2) What happens to American Indians in the United States today?

They suffer discrimination, isolation, and poverty, so what happens is that they still get mistreated.

3) What are Indians known for today?

They are: Cherokee, Navajo, Chippewa, Sioux, Apache, Ute, Hopi, and many others.

4) What, in your opinion, should be done to preserve the Indians’ culture?

They deserve to be treated like any human being. They don’t deserve to be discriminated how it happens to black people.

7 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Wow, you are even  more clueless than Donald Trump's hair colorist.

  • 1 month ago

    You have completely misunderstood question 3. "What are they known for?" is not the same as "What are they known as?"

    The question is asking "What things do they do that make them well-known or famous? When people think of these people, what do they think of? What are their achievements?"

  • 1 month ago

    1.  that is false.  reread your history  2. the causes of poverty are much more complex than you make out.  3.  you did not grasp the essence of the question ... do not name tribes -- name some apparent characteristics of American Indians as peoples and individuals that might show them as different.  4.  cultural preservation, as shown by many other peoples in other nations, relies on the efforts, usually subsidized, of members of that culture.  I contend, without proof, that evolution applies to societies as well as to genetics.  if this holds, cultures are continuously contending with each other for primacy ... and the related spreading of their key elements to ever more people.  It follows that marginal cultures [as viewed by evolution] will alawys be under pressure and that many individuals will choose to leave the culture over the generations.  As proof of this, witness the assimilation of American Indians into America's cities, as well as the voluntary movement of second and third world peoples to first world countries, AND the adoption of select Western European values by Asian cultures.  -- grampa   [what are elders for if not to upset your world view when appropriate?]

  • 1 month ago

    Better than yesterday.  Indians are called Indians because the the Americas were thought to be the Indies when first discovered by the Spanish.  Thinking the place was the Indies, it did follow that the people there should have been Indians.  Nothing to do with who they actually are or ever were.  It was a big mistake, is all.  Not even really acceptable to call them Indians these days.  The are the First Nations (the Canadian term) or Native Americans (pretty common), First Peoples, or Amerindians, perhaps, and sometimes the indigenous peoples.  Calling Native Americans as Indians is sort of like calling blacks as Negroes.  Not really socially acceptable.

    The idea of "Known for" is not the same as the known types.  "Know for" is "what people think of them for doing or how they are" (claim to fame, what it is that people think of when they think of those folks) and not "What names apply to them".  The different tribe names are not what they are know FOR.  They might be a good answer for what many are known AS, but not a good answer for what they are known FOR.  The least racist thing you could claim that Indians are known for would be wonderful hand-made garments such as blankets or for their custom jewelry. Even being great hunters and trackers, woodsmen, might be acceptable.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Not very accurate answers. Here are some better ones;

    1- When Columbus named the caribbean Islands the "west Indies", he called the inhabitants "indios" is one explanation. Another is he described them as a kind and generous people and called them en Dios, "of God. He also wasn't confused about not being in India. He was seeking a shorter route to India from Europe, when he stumbled on the western hemisphere, a land mass they did not yet know existed. English and Dutch colonials took "Indios" and changed it to Indians in their own languages.

    2- Your answer is partly correct. We still have to deal with land grabs and govt interference in and on our lands, such as federal leases for mining or energy production that pays the govt, but not the tribes.

    3- We are known for successfully raising our standards of living by building casinos on our lands, in opposition to many state govts who though they had jurisdiction over our reservations. Casinos were not "given to us" by the govt, and your tax dollars had nothing to do with them. Our reservations are under federal jurisdiction, so state laws against gaming don't apply on our lands. Our tribes entered into agreements with lenders who financed the building of our casinos. We pay them for years until we finally own the business. We are also known for our legal battles with govt and private enterprise over our land and water rights.

    4- Stop interfereing in our lives and cultures. Stop coming to our ceremonies and powwows shaking us down to see if we have our govt permits to have an eagle feather. Those feathers were special to us for thousands of years before your people decided to make it your "national bird". Stop telling us we cannot harvest and gather our material culture items such as basket making supplies or food stuffs without the permission of your govt. We have always done this here in our land without your regulations. These things alone will go a long ways to help us preserve what we have left.

    Source(s): calif ndn
  • 1 month ago

    If you want to treat them properly, stop calling them Indians.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No there not suggest you do some research.

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