American Indian

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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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He offers many gems, including references to theatrical performances in London and attended by quite a few indigenous American visitors.
None could claim indigenous American ancestry, yet none knew when or from where their families had come to this country.
92] Even the United States' notorious treatment of indigenous American Indi ans involved certain instances of state and federal compensation or quasi-restitution for the taking of native lands, although any instances of fair compensation were the exception rather than the norm.
Eight other Symposium presentations, studies of both Indigenous Australian and Indigenous American cases, have recently been published (Smith and Ward 2000).
Foreign visions of the indigenous American have been questioned, revised and reinterpreted since contact was first made between Native American and European cultures more than five hundred years ago.
Since 1993, when hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) was recognized and its etiologic agent, Sin Nombre virus (SNV), was isolated and associated with the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) (12,13), at least 20 New-World hantaviruses, all associated with the same group of indigenous American rodents (family Muridae, subfamily Sigmodontinae) have been described, and HPS has been diagnosed from Canada to Patagonia.
In the area of music, the prevailing cultural hierarchy assigns value to the European symphonic tradition at the expense of indigenous American musical conventions.
Never before in the history of the age-old art of the dance has the relevance of sound as an accompaniment to movement been so clearly emphasized and de-emphasized as in the late 1920s and early 1930s, when an indigenous American dance form came into being.
In the early 1950s, a respected psychiatrist and well-meaning reformer named Fredric Wertham published a book entitled Seduction of the Innocent and nearly destroyed an indigenous American art form.
The traditional foot-stompin' music--lusty or sad songs bellowed in French to the cacophonous tune of fiddle, accordion, and triangle (often ruined for purists by the addition of guitars)--is now a recognized form of indigenous American music.
The researchers found they could identify unique Native American maternal lineages using DNA samples from databases of both mixed-heritage and indigenous American populations, and that this method is as accurate as using only samples directly from Native American groups.
Compendium of Behavioral Health Best Practices for Indigenous American Indian/Alaska Native and Pacific Island Populations: A Description of Selected Best Practices and Cultural Analysis of Local Evidence Building.

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