Indian Tribes in the US?

    Diskutiere Indian Tribes in the US? im English only Forum im Bereich USA Allgemein; Hi :) Does anybody know more about the life of Indian Tribes in the US? Does there exist many? Where and how do they live? I am very fascinated in that...
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  • Indian Tribes in the US? Beitrag #1
Hi :)
Does anybody know more about the life of Indian Tribes in the US? Does there exist many? Where and how do they live?
I am very fascinated in that topic and would be glad if somebody knew anything.

Bella
 
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There are many different tribes all over the states. Sme tribe members live in cities, others live on reservation. Some tribe members are successful business people, some are crafts people, some are farmers, some are rich many are well or OK off, and some are poor.

There is nothing to be fascinated about, because American Indian people are people like you and I and are no exhibition subjects!
 
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If you google.com. with the key word 'native Americans', you'll find lots of information.
 
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@Hudsoner
I don't get your point. I don't see the tribes as exhibition subjects and I know that they are people like me and you. But what interests me are the myths and rites and that some still live really close to nature.
So don't just assume something!:rolleyes:
 
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@Hudsoner
I don't get your point. I don't see the tribes as exhibition subjects and I know that they are people like me and you. But what interests me are the myths and rites and that some still live really close to nature.
So don't just assume something!:rolleyes:
So, what do you expect us to tell you, what Google cannot do better? I don't believe that either of us writers here is of American Indian decent! What we know about those things is from hearsay, or what we have seen on an occasional Pow Wow!
 
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If the tribes live like me and you (as you needed to astinguish) it might be that there are some people of that ethnic background here or at least people who have native americans as friends...
 
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If the tribes live like me and you (as you needed to astinguish) it might be that there are some people of that ethnic background here or at least people who have native americans as friends...
Several of my friends are full or partial Native Americans (in fact, some of the relatives of my wife are Natives), but I still have no clue waht you want us to tell you?
 
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@Hudsoner
I just wantedt to know if there are any native tribes that live in reservations and stick to there ancient culture, myths and rites.

So I mean natives that haven't really fall in line totally with the more modern world. And you can Think what u want, but that IS fascinating for me. People who live in harmony with the nature, the earth in general. I know that there are people in Australia who stick to that and I was just wondering if there are any tribes like that in the US
 
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@Hudsoner
I just wantedt to know if there are any native tribes that live in reservations and stick to there ancient culture, myths and rites.

So I mean natives that haven't really fall in line totally with the more modern world. And you can Think what u want, but that IS fascinating for me. People who live in harmony with the nature, the earth in general. I know that there are people in Australia who stick to that and I was just wondering if there are any tribes like that in the US

You can find all the tribes on this map. Many of the tribes have their own websites.

http://www.native-languages.org/states.htm
 
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@geoduck

Thank you very much! That's absolutely what I've been looking for :)
 
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I think you have very romantic ideas about living on the reservation.
IMHO, it's mostly very basic, without a lot of modern amenities, and esp. with a lot of problems, like drugs and alcohol.
I know a girl from the Hopi nation, and she was taught a lot of traditional things by her grandmother, but in the end, the young people need to get off the res, to get a good education. I met her at Culinary school.

here, in our town, there's a part of town with housing and a health center that belongs to the tribes, and every tribal member here gets free health care and a monthly check from the casino profits
our tribes are Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw
http://www.ctclusi.org/CTCLUSINEW/
 
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@Poloele

Thank you! Yes, I heard about these problems. I just was wondering if there are any tribes like the aboriginies in Australia. But, well, it seems that there aren't... The story with the girl is interesting. I think it's a real shame that theses ppl almost have to loose their culture in a way... but of course the young ppl have to leave and also want to leave the reservation.
Maybe you are right and my imagination is a bit romantically:laugh:
But anyway I am very interested in the history of ppl with that ethnic background.
 
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Here is the area of the Chipewa (Ojibwa) and Sioux (Dakota) Indians. Several tribes of these Indian Nations that live around the big cities earn a lot of money with gambling casino's. One Sioux Band, the Prior Lake Dakota operate such a successful casino, that every band member gets about 800 000 Dollar income every year. The Mille Lacs Lake Band of Sioux has several casinos, but invests most of the income in the development of their reservations. There, they have very modern schools and a first tier hospital, and they attracted a lot of small industry to employ their band members.

A similar situation is with the Rice Lake Ojibwas that also operate a very successful casino industry. Some other northern bands of Ojibwa and Dakota have much more poverty in their reservations and often rely totally on the US government pensions and also live mostly the government supplied housing.
When my in laws had their car dealership, they had a lot of band members as customers. With their car purchasing habits one could clearly see, what a spread of income is present even in the individual reservations. Some bought brand new, rather expensive cars, some even paid cash for them. However, a majority bought the proverbial "clunkers".

One can say that none of the Native American around here have a much different life style than Caucasians with a similar income, most of them are of more or less mixed race anyway since the relation between the Natives and the early settlers here (mostly from German speaking countries) was always very good and peaceful, which in turn fostered many interracial marriages.

There might be some small bands out west that kept up more with the traditional ways, but even the Dakotas and Lakotas (the different Sioux tribes) in North and South Dakota are living not much different than their Caucasian peers.

The biggest problem of the Natives around here is alcoholism, and a lot of effort by the tribal leaders and the US government is used to reduce this problem, which somtimes seems to be not manageable.
 
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@Hudsoner

Thanks a lot. That's just what I wanted to know. The problem is that google shows up many sites about the twilight saga if you want to find out something about the native americans... damn...
 
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@Hudsoner

Thanks a lot. That's just what I wanted to know. The problem is that google shows up many sites about the twilight saga if you want to find out something about the native americans... damn...

it has been very difficult for the tribes. MAny of them live/lived in abject poverty. Alcoholism is rampant on some of the reservations. (Some of them are dry, at means there will be no alcohol sold on tribal land.) So is drug use.
It is very difficult for the many of the young people . They are caught between keeping their culture or leaving the rez and look for a job. Many of the reservations have no industrty to speak of .
Others good income from the casinos. But that is a difficult way of making money. Some of the tribal casinos in my state have gone bankrupt and with no other industry on the reservation, they are back to where they were.
I think if you are looking for tribes that keep their traditions, you might want to look to the tribes in Alaska.
But even the tribesin the continental United States have seen a resurgence of their traditions and their languages. The young members are often very much interested on keeping the old ways alive.
 
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@geoduck

well, that sounds pretty hard... I heard there is a problem with the american government and the tribes? Do you know something about that?
 
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Hi :)
Does anybody know more about the life of Indian Tribes in the US? Does there exist many? Where and how do they live?
I am very fascinated in that topic and would be glad if somebody knew anything.

Bella
NC is the Land of the Cherokee and they have a "Powwow"a few times a year.

http://www.cherokee-nc.com/events-calendar.php?page=72

Other than that they live pretty much assimilated into the mainstream american way if life. At least here in NC.
 
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@geoduck

well, that sounds pretty hard... I heard there is a problem with the american government and the tribes? Do you know something about that?

here in the US, you have to differentiate between "government".
State and Federal.
you most likely refer to the Fed

the tribes are sovereign nations.

This is why they can have the casinos on their land.
Tribes must be officially acknowledged by the Fed, maybe this could be the source of problems: I bet there are many more or less legitimate tribes who would like to jump in on the gambling profit
wagon LOL
 
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Hi Bella,
I think I know what u r trying to say. My husband's family is native, but they don't live the traditional way but they still stick to some traditions like some singing and dancing.
Still, most native Americans are now fully integrated into the modern way of life. There sure are some that probably try living their traditional way of life but I personally don't know any. One of my husband's aunt's living somewhere in the sticks all by herself with nothing but bears as neighbors and she's almost 80, but I don't know if this is any form of what u r looking for.
There are movements in the USA called "simple living" but that's also many whites.
 
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@EntesSchwester

Yes, thank you very much. U got me right ;)

Well, that's interesting with that old lady living alone in nature. That's what I've been looking for. Hum, I see, there aren't really any tribes who live like I meant.... that's a pity... cause I love that, even though it is a hard way of life.
 
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