Indian reservation

land managed by Native American nations under the US Bureau of Indian Affairs

An Indian reservation is a place in the United States where Native Americans manage their own land under the US Bureau of Indian Affairs. They are not managed by the state governments. There are currently 326 Indian reservations.[1] Some tribes do not have their own reservations. In some cases a reservation may be shared by two or more tribes. The 2000 United States census showed a larger number of Native Americans and Alaska Natives no longer lived on Indian reservations. Many now live in larger cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas.[2][3]

A map of the Indian reservations in the United States.


  1. "Frequently Asked Questions, Bureau of Indian Affairs". Department of the Interior. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  2. "Racial and Ethnic Residential Segregation in the United States: 1980-2000". Retrieved 2012-06-05.
  3. For Los Angeles, see Allen, J. P. and E. Turner, 2002. Text and map of the metropolitan area show the widespread urban distribution of California and other Indians.

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