Native Americans in the United States


Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

Native Americans, also known as American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Americans and , are the Indigenous peoples of the United States; sometimes including Hawaii and territories of the United States, and other times limited to the mainland. There are 574 federally recognized tribes living within the US, about half of which are associated with Indian reservations. “Native Americans” (as defined by the United States Census) are Indigenous tribes that are originally from the contiguous United States, along with Alaska Natives.