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Differences in abundance among what's recognized, is still speculative, or could be inherently unknowable.' From the Foreword via George Stolnitz

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S. census contains no such classification, and we do not know how any Metis who may have migrated to the United States may have identified themselves to the United States census. The Indians are classified as "status" or "non-status" in the 1981 Canadian census. These two groups are legally defined, and it is assumed that everyone who self-identifies as an Amerindian knows what his or her classification is. The first group generally, but not always, lives on the reserves and is entitled to government benefits.

Growth of the Amerindian population after the European invasion also was influenced by these geographic considerations. The Europeans who settled south of the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes wanted land for farming. They felt that they had to rid the land of the Indians and killed very many of them, thus reducing the native population in what is now the United States. In Canada the settlers had less interest in farmland once they had appropriated the small amount available, and there was less felt need to decimate the native population.

Probability can help in welding these fragments into a history. There is no guaranteed certainty in this world. Only probable levels of certainty may be had. '' has been answered. Now, let us continue with our account, from the time of Beijing Man, a half million years ago, to the 1980s. Part I The First Arrivals Chapter 2 Origins and Entry into the New World INTRODUCTION Human beings had to have come from the Eastern Hemisphere to the Western, since Homo sapiens sapiens originated in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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