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American Indian

1. a member of any of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, or South America, having Mongoloid affinities, notably straight black hair and a yellow to brown skin
2. of or relating to any of these peoples, their languages, or their cultures
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As far back as 1894, Thomas Edison unveiled the first known motion picture of American Indians with his penny Kinetoscope film "Buffalo Dance.
In chapter 2, "Representing Indians: American Indian Performance and Activism in Urban America," Rosenthal describes the emergence of American Indian performers in roles from live performances to becoming American Indian actors.
Hoxie cites the works of such activists as James McDonald, a Choctaw and the first American Indian to practice law in the United States, and author Vine Deloria Jr.
From 1916 on, individual states declared their own American Indian Days, beginning with New York in May 1916.
However, as America goes forward, the Administration is working to partner with the American Indian community at all levels.
American Indians in New Mexico were hospitalized with H1N1 pandemic influenza at a higher rate than other minority groups and whites, according to a study in the September issue of AJPH.
The Term Paper Resource Guide to American Indian History" is both a scholarly assistance work and a thumbnail sketch of Post -Colonial American Indian history.
Penney's paper on American Indian art exhibitions, for example, points out that the majority of such exhibitions are disconnected from the realities of modern American Indian life, emphasizing the past over present culture and trivializing sacred objects by categorizing them as "sculpture" or "painting.
The downside is that women's rise to power may also reflect the struggles with joblessness, alcoholism, and poverty of many American Indian men.
The history of American Indians I learned in school--to the extent that I learned anything at all--was so wildly off the mark that I might as well have made it up myself.
This book presents by far the most extensive compilation ever assembled of American Indian baseball players during the period 1887-1945.
Ojibwa warrior: Dennis Banks and the rise of the American Indian Movement.

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