|Dimensions||6.5 x 9.25|
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|Series||State of Affairs: Native Americans in the 21st Century|
|Subject||Indian Reservations, Indians Of North America|
Life on the Reservations
About five million people in the United States today are Native Americans. More than one million of them live on reservations. These areas were first set aside for Native Americans during the nineteenth century when President Andrew Jackson passed the Indian Removal Act. Because he wanted their land, Jackson and his army forced thousands of Native Americans to travel the infamous Trail of Tears. Many didn t survive this horrific journey. Those who did made new lives for themselves on the reservations. Today the reservations are home to a wide range of Native American cultures as well as some serious problems. Join us as we explore what life is like on the reservations today.