The closing decades of the twentieth century have witnessed a burgeoning of Native American flags without precedent in the history of native communities anywhere in the world and equally unparalleled in the history of flags.
The green stripe stands for the earth below, the red is the east, the yellow is the south, the white is the north, the black is the west and the blue represents the sky above. The speculative order shown on this variant is based on the existing “four directions” color pattern.
The 6 Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy Mohawk. The Mohawk, or Kanien’kehá:ka (“People of the Flint”), were the easternmost people of the early Iroquois Confederacy. Oneida. For most of the historic era, the Oneida lived in a single village near Lake Oneida in north-central New York state. Onondaga. Cayuga. Seneca. Tuscarora.
The Cherokee tribe is the second most common, with 285,476 Americans identifying with that group. 2010 Census Data.
Within the U.S., there are 562 Native American tribes. The largest are Navajo, Cherokee and Sioux. More than 3 million people in the U.S. are Native people.
The flag has an orange field with the “Great Seal of the Cherokee Nation” at its center. The seal is surrounded by seven yellow stars with seven points. Each of the stars points toward the star in the center of the seal. The seven-pointed stars represent the seven clans of the Cherokee.
The coat of arms of Mexico (Spanish: Escudo Nacional de México, literally “national shield of Mexico “) depicts a Mexican (golden) eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus devouring a rattlesnake.
Native American Girl Names Aiyana: This means “eternal blossom.” Aponi: This means “butterfly.” Catori: This means “spirit.” Dyani: This means “deer.” Elu: This is a Zuni name which means “beautiful.” Enola: This means “magnolia.” Halona: This means “happy fortune.” Istas: This means “snow” for your winter baby.
The flag of the Iroquois Confederacy or Haudenosaunee is the flag used to represent the six nations of the Haudenosaunee. It is a purple flag with four connected white squares and an eastern white pine tree in the center.
Allen, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, has the lowest per capita income in the country. Extreme poverty rates on the ten largest reservations.
|Reservation||Location||Extreme Poverty Rate|
|Standing Rock Indian Reservation||South Dakota and North Dakota||16.6|
The Bureau of Indian Affairs uses a blood quantum definition—generally one-fourth Native American blood —and/or tribal membership to recognize an individual as Native American. However, each tribe has its own set of requirements—generally including a blood quantum—for membership (enrollment) of individuals.
Today, there are over five million Native Americans in the United States, 78% of whom live outside reservations: California, Arizona and Oklahoma have the largest populations of Native Americans in the United States.
Today, the Shakopee Mdewakanton are believed to be the richest tribe in American history as measured by individual personal wealth: Each adult, according to court records and confirmed by one tribal member, receives a monthly payment of around $84,000, or $1.08 million a year.
The Navaho Indians (the “Dine,” or “ Navaho People,” in their native language), indigenous to the American Southwest, comprise the largest Native American tribe in the United States today.
|Tribal group||Total||American Indian/Alaska Native alone|
|American Indian tribes|