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1914 film was the first feature-length film whose cast was composed entirely of In the Land of the Head Hunters Native North Americans?
Haudenosaunee women's lacrosse team will be the first team of women to represent the indigenous peoples of the Americas when they play in the ?
2009 World Cup some scholars believe that
was the originator of the term John Wannuaucon Quinney ?
Native American some
Native Americans traveled up to 1,500 miles (2,400 km), from as far away as the Mississippi River, to participate in the 1757 near Siege of Fort William Henry Lake George, New York?
in a survey study of the officials elected in the
in 1999 municipal election Bolivia, the Communist Party had the highest percentage of indigenous councilors?
Mormon practice of polygamy was first when inspired in 1831 Joseph Smith said Jesus wished his followers to marry Native Americans to make their descendants white?
Mexican land grant in California was one of the few granted to an Rancho Little Temecula indigenous American, though the court's decision came after the death of the applicant?
the name for the
Texas stream comes from the Cibolo Creek Native American and Spanish word for Buffalo, who were hunted along its steep banks?
the Indian Paint fungus (
), a member of the fungal family Echinodontium tinctorium , was used by Echinodontiaceae Native Americans to make red pigments?
is a Indian Shaker Church Christian denomination founded by an American Indian in 1881 which incorporates Catholic, Protestant, and indigenous beliefs, but traditionally rejects the Bible and other written scriptures?
created by Great Trail Native Americans connected the Great Lakes region of Canada to New England and the mid-Atlantic and laid the foundation for modern highways?
by the end of the
18th century, Native American women were decorating cloth with intricate ribbon work appliqué using French silk ribbon?
Iroquois tradition, Onondaga Lake was the site of a meeting of peace between Native American leaders , Tadodaho Hiawatha and Deganawidah?
is a Chicanismo cultural movement by Mexican Americans to recapture their Mexican, Native American culture, which began in the 1930s in the Southwestern United States?
was the first full-blooded Chief Yellow Horse Native American to play Major League Baseball?
nearly broke Charlie Grant baseball's color barrier decades before Jackie Robinson when John McGraw disguised him as a Native American named "Charlie Tokohama"?
and Alberto Bimboni received the Charles Sanford Skilton Bispham Memorial Medal Award for American opera for their operas on American Indian subjects?
prehistoric inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay Area fished the in large numbers, while more recently it is mostly taken by bat ray oyster growers who mistakenly believe it feeds on their oysters?
was the foreman of the Hiram Straight jury in Oregon City, Oregon, that sentenced five Native Americans to hang for the Whitman Massacre?
are kuisis Native American flutes crafted in distinct male and female pairs, but meant to be played together?
a group of
Lakota Indian separatists have announced that they are withdrawing from treaties between their tribe and the United States and are setting up an independent Republic of Lakotah (possible boundary pictured)?
was given the pseudonym Rainy Drinkwater and promoted as being the first René Boileau Native American in the National Hockey League by the New York Americans despite having no native blood?
, where evidence of prehistoric Pocahontas Island Native American artifacts were found, would later become the first free black settlement in the U.S. state of Virginia?
, a Madeline La Framboise fur trader of mixed French and Native American descent, was Michigan's first successful businesswoman, and is buried beneath the altar of St. Anne's church on Mackinac Island?
Native Americans in the West Indies used an extract from to sedate fish, making them easier to catch?
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Question 1: In the states of ________ and Oaxaca and in the interior of the Yucatán peninsula the majority of the population is indigenous.
Question 2: [126 ] [128 ] The [129 ] micro-satellite diversity and distributions of the Y lineage specific to ________ indicates that certain Amerindian populations have been isolated since the initial colonization of the region.
Question 3: According to the 2002 Census, 4.6% of the Chilean population, including the Rapanui of ________, was indigenous, although most show varying degrees of miscegenation.
Question 5: Over 99% of all modern cultivated potatoes worldwide are descendants of a subspecies indigenous to south-central ________, [51 ] Solanum tuberosum ssp. tuberosum, where it was cultivated as long as 10,000 years ago.
Question 6: Native Americans live in land units called ________.
Question 7: Combined with relatively late ________ in many regions, this peaceful history has allowed Canadian Indigenous peoples to have a relatively strong influence on the national culture while preserving their own identity.
Question 8: [5 ] The first indigenous group encountered by Columbus were the 250,000 [21 ] Taínos of ________ who were the dominant culture in the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas.
Question 9: The main concentration of Amerindians in [109 ] ________ are in the rural westernmost areas facing Guatemala and to the Caribbean Sea coastline, as well on the Nicaraguan border.