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Most Populous Native American Tribes

Name the Native American tribes who have the most members according to the 2000 U.S. census.
Self-reported data. Not including people who reported mixed race heritage or multiple tribes
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First submittedMay 20, 2015
Last updatedJuly 11, 2016
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Population
Homeland
Tribe
281,069
Southeast
Cherokee
269,202
Southwest
Navajo
108,272
Great Plains
Sioux
105,907
Great Lakes
Chippewa
87,349
Southeast
Choctaw
59,533
Southwest
Pueblo
57,060
Southwest
Apache
55,913
North Carolina
Lumbee
Population
Homeland
Tribe
45,919
Alaska
Eskimo / Inuit
45,212
Northeast
Iroquois
40,223
Southeast
Creek
27,104
Great Plains
Blackfeet
20,887
Southeast
Chickasaw
17,466
Southwest
Tohono O'odham
15,817
Great Lakes
Potawatomi
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level 74
May 20, 2015
Do you really still use Eskimo in the United States? Not Inuit?
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level 50
Aug 19, 2015
Most citizens refer to them as inuit or alaskan native, but the census data I found said eskimo. I'll let those be acceptable type-ins
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level 71
Jul 27, 2016
Aren't Eskimos and Inuit different people? I think 'eskimo' is considered offensive in North America, but for no particularly good reason. I could be wrong, but it seems similar to the distinction between Travellers and Gypsies in the UK. Neither is a derogatory term, but members of one group may be offended if they are called by the name of the other group. And either term can be offensive if it's meant by the user to be offensive.
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level 62
Oct 13, 2016
Eskimo is a broader term that also includes the Inuit as well as the Yupik people of Siberia and Alaska. It has come to be seen as a pejorative, but I'm not entirely sure why.
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level 60
Oct 29, 2016
Irish travelers and the Romani people are two very different people. And there are Eskimos in western Alaska that consider themselves as such, whereas they might take offense if referred to as Inuit.
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level 35
Dec 18, 2017
I heard this from an Alaskan Eskimo who moved to Canada. The term 'Eskimo' was used by the Canadian government in ways that made the term offensive to Canadian natives. There's a different history in Alaska.
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level ∞
Oct 10, 2016
This article explains it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskimo

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level 53
Jun 22, 2016
Technically Eskimos/Inuit are a different race than the other native tribes.
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level 76
Jul 12, 2016
If one believes that races exist.
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level 76
Dec 25, 2016
Thank you, brandybuck96, for that! The concept of 'races' is a pseudo-scientific fraud that continues to cause more social problems than almost any other concept. I deeply appreciate your comment!
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level 75
Jul 17, 2016
In Canada we use First Nations to refer to the people who came 10,000+ years ago. Inuit refers to people who only arrived 5000 years ago; they have completely different languages, traditions and ethnicity. We use aboriginal to refer to First Nations, Inuit and Métis (people of mixed heritage). Yes race is a fiction. Culture and ethnicity are not.
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level 76
Aug 13, 2018
There is also no biological basis for ethnicity. It's a real thing only because ethnicity is merely the labels that people choose to identify with or attach to themselves. I think you probably know this so.. just pointing it out.
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level 59
Oct 10, 2016
Nope, they're all Mongoloids. But technically, the Inuit and Amerinds are in different sub-races. The borders between different races and especially sub-races are often quite blurry so I wouldn't waste my time saying exactly who belongs to which sub-race.
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level 73
Jul 11, 2016
i tried so many variations of Chocktaw...except the right one. Dang it
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level 69
Oct 10, 2016
I also included the K, NO CREDIT!
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level 35
Dec 18, 2017
Same here. I tried several varients.
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level 76
Oct 10, 2016
Surprised by how many I guessed that aren't on here.
Cherokee myself. Though I wouldn't answer that way on a census.
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level 53
Oct 10, 2016
As an Englishman - this quiz is totally lost on me.. so much stuff about the USA that Jetpunk has to teach me
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level 64
Oct 10, 2016
Shouldn't Cree be on there... according to wikipedia there over 200,000 Cree living in Canada. Cool quiz anyway.
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level 66
Oct 10, 2016
This is the US only.
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level 36
Oct 10, 2016
Why would Arapaho, Cheyenne, Crow be missing? Were they sub-tribes of main tribes?
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level 52
Oct 10, 2016
I tried a bunch of tribes that I hear about all the time, and all of them have really low populations... I tried Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Hopi, Ute, and Paiute, and none were correct.
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level 49
Oct 12, 2016
Wow, I only tried Tohono because that's who grew up around and was running out of names. I really didn't expect their population to be that high.
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level 51
Oct 13, 2016
I am surprised to read "mongoloid" as we were taught that was an offensive word.
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level 45
Oct 19, 2016
Anyone else try mohican?
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level 72
Oct 21, 2016
The last one died years ago
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level 35
Jan 1, 2018
I get the joke but the group still exists. There's around 3,000 of them displaced to Wisconsin.