About National Native American Heritage Day
Facts and Figures
- The nation’s American Indian and Alaska Native population was 6.9 million in 2018, including those of more than one race.
Source: Vintage 2018 Population Estimates
- The were 324 distinct federally recognized American Indian reservations in 2018, including federal reservations and off-reservation trust land.
Source: U.S. Gazetteer Files
- There were 573 federally recognized Indian tribes in 2018.
Source: Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2019
- There were 141,438 single-race American Indian and Alaska Native veterans of the U.S. armed forces in 2018.
Source: 2018 American Community Survey