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Anonymous People who live for music They're good people
Nick from USA Native Americans They lived in tribes throughout the American continent before it was colonized. As colonization increased conflict between them and the Europeans led their populations to diminish. Today many of them live on scattered 'Indian Reservations.'
Matthew from USA Anyone who was born on US soil; Native Americans. They were oppressed.
Anonymous from USA Indian tribes still growing and up holding their culture. Or any one who was their before the boats came from Columbia. I think their are about 2.5 million in the USA as of now. A few tribes owns casinos here in my state. Meskwaki just to name one. Kinda cool they are not held by all the laws of the us and they can make tons of money as well. Use to do the Buck skinning. Dress up like then and use tents and things like they did back in the good old days. We had big camp outs and did black powder shoots and traded the things we needed far from the bad business deals that go on now days
David Morgan from USA Many and various - Cherokee Lakota Eskimo Nez Perce and lots more. I know they got a bad deal. We still have many place names that came from them (like my state Tennessee from the Cherokee 'tanasi ' or river also confluence) but few people know what they mean.
Steve Mccarthy from USA Native American They most likely came over the ice bridge hunting mammoths from what is now russia. They have many tribal rituals.
Perry from Canada Inuit Dene Metis Haidi Cree etc. A lot. I taught up in the Canadian Arctic. Our indigenous are as diverse and complex as the various Aboriginal peoples of Australia.
Jacob from Australia Aboriginals Not enough. There isn't nearly enough taught in school
Gerald Osborne from USA American indians My wife is a card carrying Cherokee. The American indians have been wronged by the US government. They are proud people but their Language and dance and art are being forgotten.
Anonymous from Us Minor Outlying Islands Samoans? I really don't know. Samoans play American football a lot.
Anonymous Native americans Not near as much as I should
Don from USA There many tribes of Native Americans. Usually they are divided into four type groups. Non-native or people from immigrant societies generally think all Native Americans descend from the same origins but they do not. The culture of Native Americans is extremely diverse though there are common threads in all.
Opal Hawkins from USA Indians They have been mistreated.
Luke Poteete from USA Native Americans Researching and learning about the Native Americans and their unfortunate demise is a hobby of mine I could spend all day talking about that.
Margot from USA Aborigines Indigenous to the Australian continent; 400+ tribes have been identified. first or earliest known people
Erik from USA There are none technically. American Indians were said to migrate over an ice bridge. They were a spiritual people who knew how to live sustainably off the land.
Jenessa Sneva from USA Native Americans Their primary social structures were centered as hunter-gatherer cultures. Different tribes maintained different housings; ranging from the teepees to mud-houses to thatched huts. Across the board very artistic in pottery beading and festive dress and overall peaceful with low rates of violence amongst themselves. These people remained coherent with the natural environment believed in animal spirits and respected mother nature holistically as a fellow being.
Jeremy from USA Native americans. I know a lot about the general culture and the current state of the culture in modern society
Anonymous from USA Native American There are many different tribes. I've really gotten interested in the Pacific Northwest tribes. And learning their cultural arts
Anonymous from Australia Aboriginals They are the original inhabitants of Australia. They get far too much bad media. They are some of the nicest friendliest people I have ever met.
Annette from Chile There are a lot of different tribes of those habitants living there before western colonisation One of the eldest indigenous population worldwide a lot of different tribes; very powerful shamanic knowledge; they are living a very difficult situation in modern world: little acceptance of their culture poverty discriminations loss of cultural richness
Anonymous Thousands of tribes that we group together into the name Native Americans There were/are thousands of tribes with different customs beliefs etc. Most are now gone and the ones that are left live on reservations
Thomas from Germany Celtic and Germanic tribes First written notices by greek and romans 1200 B. C.
Anonymous Indians They are gifted hunters and crafters. They knew how to work the land to produce crops and to use the lands trees to make instruments for hunting clothing and shelter.
Philip from USA People commonly referred to as "Indians" or "Native Americans". Proud and diverse cultures that have suffered the usual fate following European "colonization": destruction of culture decimation of population discrimination poverty marginalization.
Anonymous Native American I just know small bits and pieces about various tribes. Have read some Navajo stories.
Michael Lewis from USA Many different tribes. Cherokee Shawnee Apache Chickasaw Sioux Arapaho Delaware Patawatmies. Too many to count. I know a lot about them. I am Cherokee and study all tribes. It is my passion.
Fiona from New Zealand Maori Moriori No full blood Maori left Moriori few in number.
Anonymous from Austria Austria or Australia? In first it was Bavarians Slavs and Avars. Otherwise it should be the Aborigines;-) I know that the Aborigines split in a lot of Clans. They settled Australia before 40000 years. The Whites makes them to slaves and killed many.
Johan M The danes them self. We have no aboriginals as such which is a bit of a shame. Because we are our own aboriginals we lack the culture diversity and knowledge the e.g Australia has. But Den does have a lot of immigrants who have migrate to Denmark over the years. Because there aren't any I guess that the knowledge I've got about my self is kinda what I know about the aboriginal Danes. But the knowledge about the immigrants that has come over the years has also become a important thing of how my perception of a Aboriginal dane is.
Anonymous from USA Native Americans. there are many tribes Some were my ancestors. Like the aboriginal people of Australia they were run off of their ancestral lands by Europeans. (Although USA wasn't started as a penal colony).
Angie from USA Native Americans such as Cherokee Sadly not much...I do have Cherokee heritage.
Patrice from France I am not sure there are any left as France is placed at a crossing between North and South and have a large see shore... We have been invaded by Goths Huns and a lot of people... I would not say that we have any aboriginal people left... We are a melted people We have different regions with their own tradition and culture based on populations food (type of fat used in the kitchen) dress languages... It would take pages to tell everything... but they are not aboriginals... as they were not there as the first population in the country...
Anonymous Native American People Northeast-tenuos relationship with Pilgrims(Penobscot Narangansot Iroquois Seneca).Midwest:Chippewa Cheif Pontiac Ojibowa)-usual bundle burials early-on. Soutwest: Pueblo dwellers; Sky City New Mexico home of Acoma tribe Red Rock near Gallop NM:meeting ground of Zuni Navao &Apache etc. Northwest: Wounded Knee-slaughter of the Sioux Pomo in No CA & Chumash in So CA. I know the white man took the land from the Indians and forced them on reservations & forced the Cherokee Creek Seminole Choctaw & I can't think of the 5th tribe now to march the Trail of Tears from No Carolina to Oklahoma. About half of them perished. Alaska is home to the Native Eskimo.
Peg Adams from USA Many american tribes. Continue to participate in healing circles and drummings to assist in planetary healing
Joaquim Maricio from Portugal Azoreans and Madeirans or a They're islands are volcanic
Mark Witt from USA Native Americans Pawnee for example. They were a very diverse people of different cultures and traditions treated horribly by the explorers and immigrants. Subjected to ethnic cleansing.
Tom from USA Native americans of various tribes Separate cultures customs beliefs and value. I live in a town with native american pueblo. Much to learn from them.
Don Chasse Jr from USA The Native Americans co-existed peacefully with Nature in the Americas. They were conquered due to their peaceful & submissive culture. The Europeans were responsible for the controlled genocide of the indigenous ancestors & takeover of this land.
Donald from USA All the native American tribes The are beautiful people who understand the earth and nature. The have had their country stolen from them. I have spoken to many and they are not bitter they continue to live and be happy to be be who they are.
Kevin from USA Native Americans My Adopted sister is Native American and I could not have had a better sister. The thing I enjoy most about Native American culture and also about other cultures around the world is the stories and legends that they tell. I can listen to these stories for hours.
Andrew Zwack from USA American Indians That Europeans took their land and they now live on reservations as shadows of the people they once were
Pj from USA Native Americans I know a good deal about the Native American culture. It has been an interest of mine my entire life and a major influence on my art as well as my way of living.
Casey from USA First people from the great north-west traveling from what is now Russia I know a bit of their culture from growing up near a Native American reservation. I studied Native American Religion in college but it was less about 'religion' and more about their lives.
Russell Stewart from Canada Collectively they are called First Nations People. They are made up of many different Tribes or Nations. In the northern region there is the Inuit (commonly but improperly referred to as Eskimos) the Innu and the Metis. Having worked and lived among these first two groups for several years in the North East Coast (Labrador) I am quite familiar with these groups and could go on extensively about their history and culture but given limited space I will refrain. There are many other Nations across Canada of which I know much less and some I know by name only. I shall endeavour to name some that I know off the top of my head; The Mi'kmaq Iroquois Dene Cree Ojibwa Algonquin Maliseet Beothic (extinct) Sioux Huron and Mohawk. There are many more however without researching to refresh my memory I cannot list them. I know most all were pushed aside and treated poorly and unjustly when white pioneer settlers occupied their land in North America.
Anonymous Native Americans (Pequots from New England e.g.) U.S. did not respect treaties signed with them.
Anonymous Ninguno Siempre me a traido su simplicidad vital com
Scott from USA Native americans A fair amount. I used to teach american history.
Willibrord Arts from Netherlands The dutch people I'm dutch myself
Andrew Zacchini from USA Everyone that loves. Not the people who live in fear and hate There are very few left but hopefully more will open their eye. Most need to realize and accept that just about everything is wrong how they have been living materialistic people.
Carl from USA Native americans A lot
Anonymous from USA Kadohadacho mohegans pamets..... I know about their history and life philosophy.
Dave Stein from USA American indians A lot
Rachel from USA Navajo Apache other tribes They live very close to the earth. Many of them still live in circular houses. Navajos walk in the way of beauty. The Elders welcome the morning with prayers and offerings and if they don't morning may not come. Other bits of lore.
Anonymous from South Africa There are several which includes the Xhoza Zulu Venda Shotho and other tribes. There are also the Boesmans the Koi and San tribes and many others. They have a variety of different instruments mainly percussion. They also believe in Ancestor spirits but in a very different form than the Aborigines who believes the Ancestors to be part of the landscape spirits who formed the land and spawned human kind being the ones who formed the earth as we know it in the dreamtime. The africans believe the Ancestors to literally be their grandfathers and great grandfathers. They also have medicine men called sangomas. who use potent medicinal herbs some of which are called Ubulawu.
Brenna from USA Native americans - wampanoag tribe live near my birth place. the tuscarora used to live 45 miles away from where I live now. I know of their culture beliefs practices. I practice many of their ceremonies.
Anonymous Exist many indigenous groups like huichol tarahumara lacandones... The huichol is my close indigenous group this people are very proud about her culture is a color full and rich culture
Anonymous from USA I don't know... I didn't think there were some...
Adam Brousseau from Canada The First Nations people from coast to coast with countless cultural groups and traditions Quite a bit I am of m├ętis ancestry (euro-native) and love hearing about the customs and life-styles of my ancestors. I am also an archaeology student and am working in the spring in collaboration with a native group on a dig site. Respecting and engaging in the cultural practices of the Blackfoot People we (fellow students and I) will be excavating an ancient fortified earth village. The university teaches a very holistic approach to the process and it is very exciting to be working with the modern day descendants of the very site.
Diego from Chile Araucanos Aimaras Selknam... Araucanos where the only people not conquered by Hispanian they fight back till hispanian just decided not to go further south at least going ground. Selknam is the only people that really adapted to there place they lived in Tierra del Fuego(Patagonia most southern continental place on earth) and used very little clothes also they where very tall and had big feet that's the reason place is called "Patagonia" it's like "Place of big feets".
Denay from USA Cherokee Navajo Chowtaw Apache Hopi Mohawk iroquios Oneidas Senecas Omaha Casso. Creek Os A little about a lot & a lot about a few!
Alexandra from USA Native Americans:) That they breathed the earth and its beauty
Dennis Sigala from USA Many indigenous people: mainly Native Americans I am one! Lakota Sioux
Dan from Germany Celts The Romans came and pushed them out
Anonymous from New Zealand Maori and maoriora 6 February 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by many rangatira and the English Crown granting full human rights to the Maori complete Maori ownership of all Maori land and the right to sell islands to settlers. Since then it is believed by many (Maori and other people claiming New Zealand as their home) that the treaty has been misused and abused by the government. Maoritanga is still a key element to the lifeblood of the Maori people.
Anonymous from USA Native American Land taken away subjected to genocide culture devalued legacy of depression and addiction
Brandon Fitzgerald from USA The Native Americans in the North Dakota area it is predominately the Sioux Lakota Chippewa Dako I know a fair amount about the Native American tribes. Being from a city where Native Pride is celebrated I have been educated on the culture. I have even attended a Pow Wow on nearly a yearly basis. They are a proud people with a rich culture that also like the aboriginals steeped in arts and crafts.
Anonymous from Germany Difficult. I believe we don't have one. But I for sure the folk with the most traditions in Germany Bavarians don't want to put with Germans in one pot. They don't like the Germany (like the rest of the world). They have their own history music traditions and language.
Anonymous Native Americans ( Indians) People who have not got the greatest respect for being the natives of the country and have been give the worst reservation lands in the country.
John from USA American Indians and Eskimos Both have a problem with alcohol
Tore Kenneth from Norway Same Mountain same reindeer herders and hunters Sea same fishing and agricultural Nature religion / shamanism Asian heritage
Joe from USA I don't know. Nothing
Anonymous There are several indigenous settlements in Argentina. I'm more familiarized with indigenous inhabitant I have general knowledge about their traditions diet and geographical situation.
Marc Primelo from USA Native Americans Music Some Culture Brief History
Anonymous from USA Native Americans are the indigenous people. It's too bad they were not treated with the respect they They were displaced forcibly from their lands. Unforgivable harm was done to them because of the expanding nation. Now there are reserves that have potential uranium mines or nuclear waste disposal sites that can harm them.
Jordan Ackerman from Canada Haha a whole lot. some in my area are black foot tsu-t'ina cree. They are very similar too the australian aboriginal culture.
Anonymous from USA Native Americans There's a lot to know about them; different tribes practice different traditions and believe in different things.
Anonymous from USA The native amaricans and the mexicans. That they used lots of instruments that are used in modern day society.
Anonymous from USA The native americans or "indians" as some people might say They were mercilessly slaughtered by a cruel government imposing on their way of life.
Scott Rose from Australia The traditional custodians of this country; the Aboriginal people who walked into Australia some 40 They lived off the natural resources of the land moving to new regions to avoid exhausting one specific area (walk-about) lived within different language group regions
Mike from Canada Salish They are having issues with the white man
Robert from Canada Different tribes which are descendants from migrants crossing over by the north 25 000 years ago Not much but what I like is that within their culture they honor and respect the interconnectedness of all living things
Stan from USA Native North Americans (Indians) Only what I learned in school
Anonymous Celts Mystery
Anonymous Hundreds of tribes cultures and languages in the continental US Hawaiian Islanders Alaska Natives More than most Americans probably from reading and personal contacts at powwows. There are a lot of really important beliefs that native people don't share with non-natives that's at the core of their identity. Many live in towns and cities and are largely assimilated. Others live on reservations some in deep poverty. There is a growing sense of native pride especially in the reclamation of language and spirituality.
Cameron Nelson from USA American indian. What I have learned in school.
Megan Holguin from USA Native americans such as the cherokee squaw chipawa comanche sioux navaho and many others (sorry fo They were extremely efficient at surviving with seemingly nothing they contracted many illnesses from the europeans they have many gorgeous traditions such as dancing singing and storytelling
Anonymous Indians Lot of different tribes. Quite a bit to know
Per Tillisch from USA Native Americans Their land was stolen from them. They were much better at sustainable living than the Europeans etc. who took this country from them.
Anonymous Native americans A lot
Eric Hamilton from USA Native Americans They are very wise and have a lot of experience living as guardians and caretakers of our Earth Mother.
Michael from USA Native Americans I am part Iroquois of the great Iroquois Nations Proud of my Native American blood. Our clan hails from the New York Catskill area extending down the Delaware River Area to the Kittatinny Mountains (Endless) of the Unami Clan. I could go on...

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