Native American Background

There are about 5 million people in the US that currently identify themselves as American Indian and Alaska Native. Their history dates as far back as 10,000 BC and is extremely complex: starting off as Native American tribes and ethnic groups, excelling at hunting, agriculture, astronomy, cryptology, and weaponry, they had to suffer through European colonization, removals and reservations, and social isolation. Their sense of tradition, mythology and spirituality has been admired many times in various works of art. Nowadays, the largest groups of Native Americans in the US include Navajo, Cherokee, Choctaw, Sioux, Chippewa, Apache, Blackfeet, Iroquois, and Pueblo. The Native American language family comprises several hundred ethno-linguistic groups and many language isolates. Parents all over the world choose Native American baby names for their linguistic diversity, profound ancestry and etymology, as well as the most lovable meanings.