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Another group of people that the whitie's screwed over by raping our women and stealing our land.
A bunch of my native american friends hate white people.
by 93g73 July 04, 2009
A proud group of people who were there before the whites. No one cared about them but we still are proud people.
I am part Native American.
by shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh July 03, 2007
A nation of people who are originally native to what land is now America. But this also includes places like Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, and so on.
The southern Natives were nearly and mostly destroyed after the Spanish explorers came over on boats, bringing with them deadly diseases (smallpox, scurvy ect.)
The Natives in the -what is now the United States and Canada- practically suffered the same tragedies.
There are many different tribes, each tribe has their own language, traditions, beliefs, and inhabit a certain area. Unfortunately, a lot of these things are lost. But still, some has still continued on to this day.
With heavy stereotyping and lack of education, people often misunderstand Natives. For example: Reservations aren't accompanied by brightly lit casinos. Dancing around a drum (usually at a pow-wow) is a spiritual experience, it's not silly. There are urban Natives. Virtually no Native has a "flat ass". People sacrifice so much and work hard for their families, but the idiots are responsible for the stereotypes, make this literally impossible to believe.
The Cherokee is just one Native American tribe. Arguably the most spread and most famous. A Cherokee is not a car!
by *Bee* August 21, 2006
Asiatic people who migrated to the American Continents. They were the first explorers of the "new world". They were called "Indians" by the Europeans who wrongly believed that they had found India. The Natives were pushed off of their land by whites who believed in Manifest Destiny. As a result, the Native Americans are minorities in extreme terms. Not all mixed with blacks during slavery. That's a lie, some mixed after slavery as freed men such as my family in the 1950's, these people are called Griffes. Confused with Mulattos but we are not Mulattos.
Hasapa hemacha/Lakhota. My two people
by Quickdraw January 03, 2005
The once peaceful people who live in what is now North, Central, and South America. But since the Europeans came over the ocean, everything has changed, no shit. The Spanish and Africans (slaves) blended with many of the southern natives who weren't dead yet. Some natives retreated far into the mountains and forests (and saved their languages and cultures) so in a way, they were luckier than the northern natives. As for them, they were nearly fucking exterminated (again through diseases, poverty, and murders). 95% of natives were killed by the mid 1800's. And it didn't help when they were "removed" by the people who believed in Manifest Destiny, forced onto reservations (might as well be concentration camps), forbidden to practice traditions and speak their languages, and converted to Catholicism.
Here's a few random things people should know:
1. DON'T compare our suffering to other peoples' (like the Africans and Jewish people). What, is there a contest to see who's suffered the most?
2. It's safe to say that we LOVE to dance and sing. And have sexual relations. Some more obvious than others.
3. Not all of us are fucking alcoholics. And only a SMALL percentage of reservations own casinos, which they pay hard worked CA$H for.
4. There are lots of DIFFERENT tribes.
5. Not all of us are bitter for what happened. After all, many of us are blended with other nationalities (like latinos/metizos, metis and griffes...)
6. No matter how much the opression towards us, we will stay strong.
Native Americans, get it yet?
by *Gurl-w-Curls* October 23, 2006
the indigidious people of the united states/canada/mexico/south america. they have a reputation of being pushed around and still work for equal rights today.
i have ancestors from the indigidious part of newfoundland who were brought back to norway by my viking ancestors. i am more norwegian than native american but i love my heritage as a native american. being native american makes me absolutly HATE andrew jackson.
by sniper dude June 25, 2007
As a proud seminole well actually ima black Seminole yea my great great great grandfather escaped slavery went to florida nad lived withthe Seminole tribe.Most seminoles are black anyway.So yeah we were smart enough not to listen to the white people even so I think it was my great great granfather who along iwth thousands fought in hte Seminole war against american.REally one of the few wars the USA actually lose.

Us NAtive Americans and actually Africans realised htta everything on this earth is recycled and we learned how to coexist with Nature.Ever since the Europeans came this country has changed dramatically.There are few to no buffalo herd.I saw a few in oklahoma but thats it.Brown Hispanics who dont realise it but they are half spanish and half native american.
WE are a strong pride people that was killed off.
by lordblazer October 10, 2004