‘We are still here’

There are more than 570 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages in the United States. Still, too many people assume all American Indians are dead; they have an image in their heads of old black-and-white photos of western Plains Indians who performed in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West shows. For many Native Americans, the message to the rest of society is simple: “We’re still here.”

from Pocket https://wapo.st/3CQcxfZ