American Indian Heritage Month: Commemoration vs. Exploitation
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American Indian Population 1860–1990

Year



Total U.S. Population

American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut

Percentage

2000



281,421,906

2,475,956

0.9

1990



248,709,873

2,015,143

0.8

1980



226,545,805

1,534,336

0.7

1970



203,210,158

760,572

0.4

1960



179,325,671

546,228

0.3

1950



150,216,110

342,226

0.2

1940



131,669,275

333,969

0.3

1930



122,775,046

332,397

0.3

1920



105,710,620

244,437

0.2

1910



91,972,266

265,683

0.3

1900



75,994,575

237,196

0.3

1890



62,947,714

248,253

0.4

1880



50,155,783

66,407

0.1

1870



38,558,371

25,731

0.1

1860



31,443,321

44,021

0.1


Note: For 1950 to 1970, Eskimo and Aleut population figures are not included.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.

 

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