NATIVE AMERICANS: Adrift in Their Own Land

No State shall . . . deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. AMENDMENT XIV SECTION I NATIVE AMERICANS Adrift in Their Own Land To the Founding Fathers, Indians wer

Most American Indians on reservations earn less than $7,000 a year. At least 35% are unemployed, and those who do work tend to be found in low-wage jobs. Roughly two-thirds live off the reservation, where they often find themselves % unprepared for urban life. Native Americans constitute one of the poorest of minorities and are likely to be less educated, more prone to illness, and more resistant to assimilation into the mainstream than any other ethnic group, even though they have been here the longest.

The isolation of the Indian set adrift in his own land was in a sense built...

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