Thursday, May 1, 2014

Map of the Native American Nations

Staff Writer, Nicole Meyer-Greene
Cartography / History
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595 American Indian tribes used to exist in what is now known as the United States of America. Through wars, diseases, tribal consolidation, and general apathy, 150 tribes are classified as extinct with the other remaining tribes secluded on non-historical homelands referred to as Indian Reservations. 

Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee living in Oklahoma, created a map of all the native tribes, in their native language, and where the tribes were originally settled. This map is an extensive and mature culmination of study and research:
Native American Nations


“The maps in the books were kind of cheesy, they only had maybe 50 to 100 tribes on them,” he told Tulalip News last year. “I didn’t want to make a map with just tribes’ given names on it. I wanted it to be accurate and from a Native perspective.” - See more at: http://thislandpress.com/roundups/map-of-the-week-native-american-nations/#sthash.4AxAE9s8.dpuf
“The maps in the books were kind of cheesy, they only had maybe 50 to 100 tribes on them,” he told Tulalip News last year. “I didn’t want to make a map with just tribes’ given names on it. I wanted it to be accurate and from a Native perspective.” - See more at: http://thislandpress.com/roundups/map-of-the-week-native-american-nations/#sthash.4AxAE9s8.dpuf
If you would like to know more about the history of Europeans in America, please read: 500 years of British/American genocide of Native Americans.


Source: This Land, Lankaweb  

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