Top 10 Most Native American U.S. States

Name the states with the highest percentage of people who report their race as Native American.
2019 estimates. U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey.
Does not include native Hawaiians
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Last updated: September 18, 2020
First submittedAugust 19, 2017
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State
15.8
Alaska
9.5
New Mexico
8.6
South Dakota
8.0
Oklahoma
6.3
Montana
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State
5.4
North Dakota
4.6
Arizona
2.4
Wyoming
1.4
Nevada
1.4
Washington
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Level 58
Aug 20, 2017
Great Quiz! Just could not think Alaska..
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Level 62
Oct 28, 2019
Yup. Same here. Somehow Alaskan Natives don't feel somehow native USAmerican, especially since they were Russians first.
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Level 47
Mar 10, 2020
Me too!
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Level 68
Jan 25, 2018
Was surprised that Oklahoma (i.e. "Indian Territory") was not #1.
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Level 31
Mar 5, 2018
It makes a little since why because the state has 4 million people and all the other states above Oklahoma have under a million people except For New Mexico with just above 2 million
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Level 66
Mar 5, 2018
And Arizona just under 7 mio?!?! :D
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Level 33
Mar 5, 2018
I was surprised because I thought that I typed it, but apparently not.
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Level 67
Mar 5, 2018
Are Inuits counted for Alaska?
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Level 80
Mar 5, 2018
Yeah, why wouldn't they be?
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Level 65
Mar 6, 2018
People usually don't think of them as indians. Many people count eskimos as a separate group of people since they have a different culture and are separated by a large amount of land.
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Level 80
Mar 7, 2018
It's not as if all the different tribes south of the Canadian border have the same culture or live in the same place.
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Level 59
Mar 10, 2018
I'm Metis, Inuit is most definitely considered Native American. Each tribe has cultural differences, some were historically wanderers who followed their migrating food sources, some had more permanent shelters, not all tribes lived in teepees, some lived closer to water thus they fished rather than follow migrating herds. if we didn't we'd all be one big tribe.
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Level 55
Nov 9, 2018
They are considered Native Americans but Inuit are a different race than the ones in continental US. They look more closely related to Mongolians or Chinese.
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Level 80
Sep 30, 2019
gx: race does not exist in homo sapiens. There are different populations of people in different places, but that's not the same thing. All of the people indigenous to the Americas have ancestors that came from Asia via Alaska over 15,000 years ago.
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Level 49
Feb 4, 2020
Tinkle pork: Indigenous people and Inuit, not Indians and Eskimoes.
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Level 76
Sep 18, 2020
It's all the American continent(s) isn't it
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Level 67
Mar 5, 2018
I was a bit surprised to not see Minnesota on the list.
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Level 81
Mar 5, 2018
According to Wikipedia (not the same source as used for this quiz), MN is tied for 16th (with Colorado) at 1.1%: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_the_United_States
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Level 49
Mar 5, 2018
yeah I guessed Minnesota before the hardest one that I got last which was middle of the pack state that started with M ;)
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Level 67
Sep 12, 2019
I guess I don't learn. A year and a half later, and I came here to say the same thing, only to see I already said it...
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Level 78
Mar 5, 2018
Would be interesting to see the same quiz before the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
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Level 80
Mar 5, 2018
The Carolinas would almost certainly make it. I was a bit surprised that North Carolina doesn't still.
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Level 83
Sep 19, 2020
And Florida, certainly, prior to Andrew Jackson.
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Level 51
Mar 5, 2018
Fun quiz.
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Level 34
Mar 5, 2018
I was thinking ¨Washington... nah.¨
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Level 66
Mar 5, 2018
Where does Hawaii come in?
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Level 81
Mar 5, 2018
Given that the quiz description says "Does not include native Hawaiians," I'm gonna guess pretty low.
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Level 37
Jul 12, 2018
I would guess that Hawaiians would fit in genetically more with people from Fiji, Palau, Indonesia, New Zealand and Malaysia than with Native Americans.
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Level 41
Nov 5, 2018
I forgot about Alaska...
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Level 32
Apr 28, 2019
I got Alaska. That's it. :(
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Level 36
Apr 28, 2019
Why Alaska. Why!!!!!!!!!
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Level 58
Apr 11, 2020
Why doesn't Hawaii count?
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Level 76
Sep 18, 2020
It's a different "continent"
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Level 74
Sep 19, 2020
My guess is that their exclusion is because their history and culture are far too distinct from continental Native Americans.
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Level 49
Sep 3, 2020
Got Wyoming with a second left
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Level 68
Sep 19, 2020
I guess it wouldn't be quite the unique boon it is in other states to grant the tribes in Nevada the right to open a casino.
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Level 51
Oct 6, 2020
Weird that Native Americans, despite arriving first, chose to settle on some of the most deserted and least fertile lands, with the most hostile climates. I wonder how that happened...