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ERIC Number: ED565860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct-31
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2013. Facts for Features. U.S. Census Bureau News. CB13-FF.26
US Census Bureau
The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, getting endorsements from 24 state governments, to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as "National American Indian Heritage Month." Similar proclamations have been issued every year since 1994. This Facts for Features presents statistics for American Indians and Alaska Natives, as this is one of the six major race categories. The following topics are presented: (1) Population; (2) Reservations; (3) Tribes; (4) Families; (5) Housing; (6) Languages; (7) Education; (8) Jobs; (9) Veterans; (10) Income and Poverty; and (11) Health Insurance .
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Census Bureau
IES Cited: ED565628