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Encyclopedia > Native Americans

Native Americans is a term which has several different common meanings and scope, according to regional use and context:

Native Americans redirects here. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... The Native American name controversy is an ongoing dispute over the acceptable ways to refer to the indigenous peoples of the Americas and to broad subsets thereof, such as those living in a specific country or sharing certain cultural attributes. ... Alaska Natives are indigenous peoples who live in what is now the U.S. state of Alaska. ... Native Hawaiians (in Hawaiian, kānaka ōiwi or kānaka maoli) are member[s] or descendant[s] of the indigenous Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands.[2] Native Hawaiians trace their ancestry back to the first Marquesan and Tahitian settlers of Hawaii (possibly as early as AD 400), before the... Pacific Islands (or Pacific Person, pl: Pacific People, also called Oceanic[s]), is a geographic term used in several places, such as New Zealand and the United States, to describe the inhabitants of any of the three major sub-regions of Oceania. ... Aboriginal people in Canada are Indigenous Peoples recognized in the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982, sections 25 and 35, respectively, as Indians (First Nations), Métis, and Inuit. ... First Nations is a Canadian term of ethnicity which refers to the aboriginal peoples located in what is now Canada, and their descendants who are neither Inuit nor Métis. ... The Indigenous peoples in Brazil (provoke indía gnas in Portuguese) comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited the countrys present territory prior to its discovery by Europeans around 1500. ... Mexico, in the second article of its Constitution, is defined as a pluricultural nation in recognition of the diverse ethnic groups that constitute it, and in which the indigenous peoples[1] are the original foundation. ...

See also

  • Nativism (politics), anti-immigration politics
    • Native American Party, a nativist American political movement of the 1850s, has come to be known as the "Know Nothings"
  • Natural-born citizen, a special term mentioned in the United States Constitution as a requirement for eligibility to serve as President or Vice President of the United States.

 
 

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