WASHINGTON, June 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Friday, June 2nd. On this date 93 years ago, Congress passed — and President Coolidge signed — the Indian Citizenship Act, which stated "all noncitizen Indians born within the territorial limits of the United States be, and they are hereby declared to be, citizens of the United States: Provided that the granting of such citizenship shall not in any manner impair or otherwise affect the right of any Indian to tribal or other property." Prior to this act, about two-thirds of the American Indian population were already citizens by other provisions. Today, there are over 2.5 million single-race American Indian and Alaska native people possessing this full citizenship, and 566 federally recognized tribes. The American Indian and Alaska Native population, including people of more than one race, numbers 6.6 million. Profile America is in its 21st year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 5871
American Indian population: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_1YR/B02003
Number of tribes/pg.1/accessed 3/24/2017: www.ncsl.org/research/state-tribal-institute/list-of-federal-and-state-recognized-tribes.aspx
Population including mixed race population: www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff22.html
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau