Fact: One out of every 100 people or so is an American Indian ...read more facts


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27 state names are indian words

how many indians were here when

christopher columbus was discovered?

most early non-indian historians, affected by the social climate of

their time, in which indigenous people were greatly misunderstood,

placed the total populations of american indian people much lower

than it actually was in reality. the lowest calculation i have heard

from educated indigenous sources is 10 million. the highest i have

heard (which appears may be more accurate) is 53 million. surprised?

indian food?

over 62% of all the food the people of the world eat today was originally

developed by american indian people. ever had popcorn? indian food!

the back of the dollar bill

did you know that the eagle seal on the back of the dollar bill is actually

taken from a centuries old seal of the 6-nations of the iroquois? yep!

except the 6-nations seal didn't have the e pluribus unum banner, and

it was holding 6 arrows in its talon instead of the current 13. surprised?

indians in the military

did you know that a far greater percentage of indian people per capita

serve in the united states military than any other race or ethnic group?

indian trails

did you know that indians invented asphalt? true! suprised?

indian math

did you know that the mayan indian people taught the world the concept

of 'zero'? true! it was known to the mayan people over 1,000 years before

being introduced to europe by arabs in a.d. 800. surprised yet?

indian earth

did you know that indian people were the first to show the world a new

way of looking at the environment? thus came the term 'ecology'!

indian books

did you know that the oldest published book on the planet is a hopi

indian book entitled 'popov'? it's true! surprised?

miscellaneous indian facts

one out of every 100 people or so is an american indian

just 190 years ago, less than 8,000 non-indians lived in michigan

pine sap is a great ointment to heal cuts

raspberry-leaf tea will relieve menstrual symptoms

tobacco is an indian original (it was not abused as today)

indians invented the rubber ball lacrosse is an old indian game

written by john two-hawks

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