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Old 05-19-2013, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Canada
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The local tribe is Ojibwe (Anishinaabe). The local college even teaches it. Duluth is about 2.5% Native American, making them the largest minority (92.7% of residents are white). There appears to be Native gang activity in the city.

An equal amount of Natives seem to live on rural reservations. There's the Fond du Lac Reservation about 20 miles west of town, which is highly rural. Cloquet, the nearest city, has a 12% Native American population.
I live in Manitoba, Canada about an hour north of theMinnesota border. There are alot of Anishinaabe here too. There is alot of Natives here in the city of Winnipeg, their presence is very visible here.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Western NC.
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Cherokee are here in Western NC not all were driven out during Trail of Tears a horrible disgraceful episode in US history, sadly only one of many dealing with the Native peoples. In my travels I would count northern NM as an area where I have noticed many Native peoples, mostly from many Pueblos in that area and Gallup NM a trading center for Navajo, Hopi and Zuni in western part of the state. They are still here just not on our radar much.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Pennsylvania is one of the few U.S. states with literally no reservations. There was a small non-reservation population of Seneca in Northwestern PA which survived through to the 1950s, but they (along with other groups) lost their land due to a dam being built around that time period, and relocated to the Seneca reservation in Upstate New York.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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I'm not sure how it is in other regions, but there are lots of white people in the South who look like they have significant Native American ancestry. I know a lot of people like that, and they tell me that they don't know of any Hispanic, Italian, etc ancestry that would cause them to have darker skin, eyes, and hair, so they assume that they have some Native American ancestry. It seems more common in the South, but maybe it's not...

Dont ask me how or why I came across this video... But the girl and her mom are examples of what I'm talking about. I grew up seeing a lot of people like that. They're just considered regular white Southerners.

Toddlers & Tiaras - and the name is.. - YouTube
I've encountered alot of this in the South also. Alot of swarthy Whites, who look like they have native-american in them. I know a few CERTIFIED Native-American/Whites. Same applies with lighter-toned Black Creoles with Native-American in them. Beyonce's a good example.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I've encountered alot of this in the South also. Alot of swarthy Whites, who look like they have native-american in them. I know a few CERTIFIED Native-American/Whites. Same applies with lighter-toned Black Creoles with Native-American in them. Beyonce's a good example.
Modern genetic testing has shown that few blacks who thought they had Native American ancestry actually do. I wouldn't be surprised if most of the "swarthy" southerners actually just turn out to be 10% black or something.

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Old 05-21-2013, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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go visit some reservations, casinos or no, and then post back on how nice you think they are. Just a quick tip: over 500 tribes in the U.S., only a fraction have casinos, only a fraction of those are even profitable let alone lucrative. People are quick to envy but slow to walk in our shoes.
so, you apparently don't speak sarcasm
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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In my hometown of Durant, Oklahoma, just over 13% of the population is Native American. I, myself, am 3/5 Native American, mostly of Choctaw and Navajo descent, and some Cherokee.

Native Americans are pretty prevalent here in not just Durant, but in Oklahoma, especially the eastern half of Oklahoma. Overall, 9% of Oklahoma's population is Native American. Durant is also the capital of the Choctaw Nation and the culture is pretty lively here and across Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City and Tulsa also have the largest percentages of Native Americans among major cities, 3.5% and 5.3% respectively. Albuquerque also has a pretty sizable amount with 4.6% of the population being Native American.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I live in Manitoba, Canada about an hour north of theMinnesota border. There are alot of Anishinaabe here too. There is alot of Natives here in the city of Winnipeg, their presence is very visible here.
Unsurprising, Winnipeg is probably the most indigenous major city north of Mexico, 10% of the people are Indian or Metis.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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so, you apparently don't speak sarcasm
?? no, I'm totally serious and not sarcastic in the least. More than that, I meant no offense. I wonder why someone (and this is not specific to you or anyone else in particular on this forum, but in general terms) would be talking about American Indians if they don't really know what they are talking about. So yes, I think it would be wise for anyone talking about and making assumptions about Natives, Indian casinos, etc. to at least visit some reservations and meet some Native people and generally educate themselves about it before they spout off their opinions.

I do think many people are ill-informed about Native people, with "knowledge" rooted mostly in popular stereotypes (good and bad). Somewhat understandably so, given the relatively small population and history being told from perspective of the victorious.....

As a Native I can't count the number of times I've encountered (often jealous/resentful) people who assume we get a free ride to college, per cap casino payments each month living high on the hog, etc.....assumptions which would be much easier to deal with if only they were true! Alas, nowhere near, nor are they true for probably 90% of the other Natives I've known. Even for those few who do benefit, I hardly think they consider it a fair trade for what their ancestors had to suffer, anyway.......just saying.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:45 PM
 
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To somehow think that because your dead ancestors are from another part of this planet, that you are somehow not native being born in the United States is just stupid. You are not responsible for the actions of your ancestors.. The world is a smaller place then it was, find something better to guilt about.
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