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Susan Gehr
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Native Americans, or American Indians are peoples indigenous to the United States. The terms Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians refer to peoples indigenous to those locations. Native American tribal governments have specific political relationships with the United States government. As of 2021, there are 574 federally-recognized Native American and Alaska Native tribes and villages.

Works Cited 

National Congress of American Indians. Tribal Nations and the United States: An Introduction. Feb. 2020. National Congress of American Indians,

U.S. Department of the Interior: Indian Affairs. "Frequently Asked Questions." U.S. Department of the Interior: Indian Affairs,