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Old 03-30-2012, 12:34 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Swedish look different than Italians... it's the same way with a Cherokee and a Mexican.
The difference between Swedes and Italians is akin to the difference between two groups of Athabaskans, say Gwich'in from the Yukon and Apache from New Mexico. The difference between Cherokee and Mexican is further apart than two Indo-European groups.

 
Old 03-30-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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Native American is a US term to describe the aboriginal peoples within the borders of the US. Its the same as Canadians referring to them as "First Nations". When describing the aboriginal peoples of Central and South America they will be referred to as Indians or Amerindians. No one is denying they aren't the original peoples of their given geographical areas, its just semantics.
 
Old 03-12-2013, 04:57 PM
 
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Default mexican is not a race

mexicans can be any race white, native american ,and asian and black but the majority 70% are mixed to native and european to various degrees in mexico there are 14 million native american belonging to 62 different native nation each with thier own language and customs and outlook on the world mestizo have native blood tovarious degree from a little to alot but dont have a native identity and thier language and outlook of the world is from the spanish european ancestors and for those who say that indians from mexico are not native american check your globe there is only south america and north america mexico the u.s and canada are in north america
 
Old 03-12-2013, 05:01 PM
 
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No, Mexicans cannot be native Americans, because Mexico is a different country from America.
mexico happens to be ont he north american continent as is canada look at a globe its not a different continenent there is no map or globe that says central or meso america there are seven continents only n.america s. america asia europe africa austrailia antartica
 
Old 03-12-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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Mexicans (or at least an overwhelming majority of them) don't claim belonging to a Native nation like their Northern counterparts, not any more than a Spaniard claims belonging to a pre-Roman tribe, but that doesn't mean most of them are not at least partially native.
mestizo white mexicans dont have a native identity but 14 milion other mexicans do 62 native nations exist today in mexico each with its own language and customs different from the others
 
Old 03-12-2013, 05:08 PM
 
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Aztecs were North American, they came from Arizona and New Mexico. Aztecs were in fact recent North American invaders, barbarians that mimmicked older cultures.

They were annihilated by a coalition of Mexican tribes (around 400.000) and 2.200 Spaniards.

North American invaders also invaded Tenochtitlan again some 150 years ago.

Mexicans should build a wall or something to avoid invasions from the North.
yeah but mestizo mexicans are not aztec they a mix of of a diferent natives with a mix of spanish italians some french ect.. jewish too
 
Old 03-12-2013, 05:14 PM
 
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Cherokee, Apache, etc, are different than Mexicans. Their geographic location is different too.

They are all native to the Americas though.

When U.S. citizens say Native Americans, they are referring to U.S. tribes.

Swedish look different than Italians... it's the same way with a Cherokee and a Mexican.
the kikapoo live mexico origanlly lived in michigan the apache use to live in mexico the southern california and arizonan tribe still have thousands of members in mexico still today maybe the mixed raced mexicans are not native but the 14 million native in mexico are native genetically and culturally and linguisticlly mestizos are closer to thier spanish colonial ancestry and heritage culturally and linguist
 
Old 03-15-2013, 04:04 AM
 
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This is the dumbest post I ever read. Yes, Mexicans can be full or part native americans because these originate in the Americas which include South, Central, and north america.
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No, Mexicans cannot be native Americans, because Mexico is a different country from America.
 
Old 03-15-2013, 04:05 AM
 
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Indians are Native Americans. Native to the lands of the Americas
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Has nothing to do with that, has everything to do with politically correct America...they are all Indians, I don't see how that is offensive..
 
Old 03-15-2013, 07:24 AM
 
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According to the CIA Factbook. Mexico has an unmixed indigenous population of 30%. That is the highest in North America far more than the US or Canada. Some of those nations are on both sides of the US-Mexican border and their citizens can cross freely. I think the largest nation is the Tohono O'odham Nation that straddles the Airizona-Mexican border. I think the next largest group are the Yaqui.
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