ERIC Number: ED344706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
American Indians Today: Answers to Your Questions. Third Edition.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
This booklet answers briefly the most common questions about American Indians asked by students, teachers, researchers, librarians, government agencies, and the news media. Sections outline the history, responsibilities, educational programs, and housing programs of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA); President Bush's American Indian policy; current federal appropriations for Indian programs; statistics about the nearly 2 million American Indians and Alaska natives, 510 federally recognized tribes, and 278 federal Indian reservations; and birth and death rates and related demography. A section of questions and answers defines or discusses Indian identity, tribal membership, reservations, American Indian languages, the federal Indian relationship, citizenship and voting, other legal rights and responsibilities, tribal governments, treaties, tribal sovereignty, and genealogy. This booklet also contains a map showing federally recognized tribes, information sources in federal government agencies and libraries, an 84-item bibliography, and lists of BIA area offices and national American Indian organizations. (SV)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.