As we grow up, we are exposed to the history of our country through the lens of the most overriding cultures.
Nevertheless, important and captivating aspects of history are disregarded and purposefully left out of the public sphere. One such example is the rich and varied history and culture of the Native American people.
We will examine some lesser-known facts about Native American history that the current education system often overlooks and why Native American history is important.
In most Native American films, male warriors rode off to battle while their female counterparts remained behind to care for their families and camps.
This was, however, not the case in real life, as many Native American women warriors fought alongside women and were duly respected.
According to historical documents, the Navajo Nation is almost 25,000 sq miles—this area is about the size of West Virginia and twice the size of Maryland.
This tribal land extends into Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. In 2021, the tribe surpassed the Cherokee Nation to be the largest tribal nation by population and had almost 400,000 registered tribal members.
The United States has 63 state-recognized tribes spanning 11 states—Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia.