Native Americans today

The federal government of the United States recognises 566 Native American tribes while more than 200 have not received this recognition. Achieving federal recognition as a tribe is a tough ordeal for tribal elders who have to submit extensive genealogical proof of tribal descent and also evidence of the continuity of the tribe’s culture. Not… Read More

Native American languages – a few interesting facts

  At the time of Christopher Columbus, it’s estimated that in North America there were some 300 different languages spoken by about 1.5 million people. By the middle of the last century, something like two-thirds of those languages had already died out or were in danger of doing so. However, others were definitely alive and… Read More