Subjects: U.S., United, States, America, Native Americans, American Indians, reservations, statistical data, statistics, census, tribes, culture, economy, navajo, Political science, J, Political institutions and public administration (General), JF20-2112, Social Sciences, H, Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform, HN1-995
When stereotypes of modern Native Americans are brought forward, these usually manifest themselves in visions of poor Indians living on reservations, which are on lands no one else wanted. Modern Native Americans are often stereotyped as drunks or succumbing to the pressure of gamblers to open their reservations to casinos. One place to start in order to disprove these stereotypes is the statistical data. What follows is not an interpretive essay in the classic scholarly vein, but an informative one that provides a picture of the state of Native America at the end of the Twentieth Century based on current statistical data.