American Indian population recovery in the twentieth century by Nancy Shoemaker

By Nancy Shoemaker

Even supposing most of the people isn't really greatly conscious of this development, American Indian inhabitants has grown phenomenally considering that 1900, their demographic nadir. now not a vanishing race, Indians have rebounded to 1492 inhabitants estimates in 9 a long time. till now, such a lot learn has concerned with catastrophic inhabitants decline, yet Nancy Shoemaker reports how and why American Indians have recovered. Her research of the social, cultural, and financial implications of the relations and demographic styles fueling the restoration compares 5 diversified Indian teams: the Seneca country in manhattan country, Cherokees in Oklahoma, purple Lake Ojibways in Minnesota, Yakamas in Washington nation, and Navajos within the Southwest. Marshaling individual-level census info, Shoemaker locations American Indians in a large social and cultural context and compares their demographic styles to these of Euroamericans and African american citizens within the United States.

Show description

Read or Download American Indian population recovery in the twentieth century PDF

Best demography books

Upland Communities: Environment, Population and Social Structure in the Alps since the Sixteenth Century

This publication follows the social, monetary and demographic changes of the Alpine region from the overdue center a while. Its objective is to re-evaluate identical to the upland group which emerges from the paintings of historians, geographers and social anthropologists. The e-book accordingly offers at size with such difficulties because the explanations and outcomes of emigration and styles of marriage and inheritance in favouring or hampering the alterations of neighborhood populations to altering fiscal or ecological situations, and tackles the vexed query of the relative significance of cultural and environmental elements in shaping kinfolk types and group constructions.

The Great Social Laboratory: Subjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt

The nice Social Laboratory charts the advance of the human sciences—anthropology, human geography, and demography—in past due 19th- and twentieth-century Egypt. Tracing either highbrow and institutional genealogies of data construction, this publication examines social technology via a large diversity of texts and cultural artifacts, starting from the ethnographic museum, to architectural designs, to that top of social clinical research—”the article.

Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America (Nathan I Huggins Lectures)

Richard Alba argues that the social cleavages that separate americans into specific, unequal ethno-racial teams may well slender dramatically within the coming a long time. through the mid-twentieth century, the dominant place of the USA within the postwar global economic system ended in a speedy enlargement of schooling and exertions possibilities.

Changes in Censuses from Imperialist to Welfare States: How Societies and States Count

Alterations in Censuses from Imperialist to Welfare States , the second one of 2 volumes, makes use of ancient and comparative easy methods to research censuses or census-like details within the uk, the us, and Italy, beginning in England over one-thousand years in the past.

Extra resources for American Indian population recovery in the twentieth century

Example text

4 As the Senecas adjusted to life on a reservation, they also struggled to retain their lands. Federal and state government officials pursued fraudulent means to negotiate a treaty in the 1830s that would have required removal westward. Most Senecas resisted removal; however, several hundred Senecas and Cayugas eventually did settle permanently in Indian Territory. The Senecas remaining in New York, with the advocacy of the Quaker Church, protested the fraudulent removal treaty and won a compromise.

9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1. S. 2. Public Use Samples: 1900, 1910, and 19401980 111 Page XI Preface European settlement of the Americas initiated a devastating decline in the native population. In the area now lying within the United States, the American Indian population dropped from an estimated several million people to fewer than 250,000 in 1900. Except for a slight decrease in 1920, the Indian population has rapidly increased in the twentieth century, until now there are nearly two million Indians in the United States.

In part, Indian life-expectancy rates have approached those for whites because more whites have moved into the group of people identifying their race as Indian. A second and related source for bias in Indian mortality rates comes from the combined use of vital statistics data with census data. The census is often used as the denominator in calculating death and birth rates. Self-identification of race accounts for much of the surge in the Indian census population since 1970 but has had less of an immediate impact on vital statistics data.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 33 votes