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November is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Profile America -- Thursday, November 3rd. This is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, with a wide variety of events planned across the country. It's estimated that there are 5 million American Indians and Alaska Natives in the U.S., 1.6 percent of the total population.

California is home to the highest number of these Americans, at nearly 740,000, followed by Oklahoma at over 415,000. Los Angeles County leads all of the nation's counties with the number of people in this racial category. American Indians and Alaska Natives are the largest minority group in five states across the U.S. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 541; U.S. Census Bureau, Facts For Features, CB10-FF.22

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau


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