ERIC Number: ED330509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Demographics of American Indians: One Percent of the People; Fifty Percent of the Diversity.
Hodgkinson, Harold L.; And Others
This publication draws on census figures and various other sources to pull together the available demographic data on American Indians and Alaska Natives. According to census figures, in the United States in 1988 there were l.7 million Native Americans belonging to about 500 tribes and native groups and speaking about 200 languages, but only 308 groups have a relationship with the federal government. Consequently, federal Indian agencies use numbers different from those used by the Census Bureau. Sections on population and residence (1) compare American Indian population, age, birth rate, infant mortality, mortality rate, suicide rate, and poverty rate to figures for total U.S. and non-White populations; (2) estimate numbers of Indians living on or near reservations in 21 states; and (3) provide details on the 10 states with largest Indian populations, the 10 largest tribes, and the 10 most populous reservations. The section on health discusses birth rates, infant mortality rates, mortality rates and leading causes of death, alcoholism death rates, and life expectancy. Sections on education and employment examine school enrollments; high school dropout rates; higher education enrollment; educational risk factors; associate, bachelor, and masters degrees awarded in selected subject areas, and unemployment. This publication contains 23 references and 22 data tables, graphs, and maps. (SV)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Demography, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Poverty, Tables (Data), Tribes
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.