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Top Federally Recognized Native American Tribes

As many Native American tribes have begun to prosper, they are recognized and authorized by the federal law of the United States of America. The top federally recognized Native Americans include the following:

Apache – This tribe are in some areas of the southeast in the USA. This tribe is part of the most abundant Native Americans, and covered more than half of it. Apaches tribes are based in New Mexico, Arizona and Oklahoma. Culturally, the tribes are as diverse as the lands they live on. White Mountain, the Jicarilla and Mescalero Apache live in heavily forested areas that supported a strong lumber industry and now offer them a tourism trade.

There are two tribes in Oklahoma- the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma and the Fort Sill Apache (historically from New Mexico and Arizona). Then there are San Carlos Apache living in a more arid Southeastern Arizona region. They have also begun their own Apache Nation Chamber of Commerce.

Comanche – The Comanche did not have much dominance in the past, and these tribes were limited to a small area on the western border of the state. While the tribes mainly resided in other states they eventually settled in the area along the western border.

Acoma Pueblo – This tribe is also known as Sky City, this location is important to New Mexico history and is known to be the oldest structure in the United States of America which has been inhabited continuously. Till today around fifty members of the tribe still live in the original structure.

Taos Pueblo – The Pueblo Native Americans consist of many tribes, and Pueblo’s tribes speak different languages. There are many Pueblo tribes in America. The Taos tribe is one of them. The Taos Pueblos are primarily concentrated in New Mexico with the Ysleta Del Sur in Texas and Hopi in Arizona. The pueblos are heavily drenched in traditional culture and continue their ceremonies till this day. Some of the members live in adobe buildings that are centuries old. They have been progressive in their economic development efforts and are now seeing solid success.

Navajo – This is the second largest tribe in the United States. This tribe also has the largest tribal land mass. Their borders extend from New Mexico through Northern Arizona. Over half of the tribal population lives on the reservation. The tribe has many unique tribal programs in utilities, tourism and agriculture. Thousands of these Native Americans live in New Mexico alone. The reservation covers thousands of square miles, and there are many pow-wows and other special tribal events held each year.

California Tribes – The rancherias are small as the federal government terminated several groups. This makes the remaining population to re-apply for federal recognition. Mission Band of Indians were traditionally small but kept treaty rights throughout the 19th and 20th century. Today, they are now part of the federally recognized tribes in the United States of America.

 

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Preview

Football World Cup 2018 in Russia is the most prestigious competition in the world of Football. Who are the favorites in 2018 and can Germany successfully defend the title?

So far six different teams have won the current World Cup Trophy, most recently Germany in Brazil 2014. Can national coach Jogi Löw formulate the successful line-up so that it can mount a title defense?

Which teams are always among the favorites in a football World Cup?

A defending champion usually has a tough time at the World Cup. Only once did a World Champion succeeded in defending its title in the next World Cup four years later. That was the case at the 1962 and 1966 World Cup finals when Brazil won the title in two consecutive tournaments. In addition to Brazil, which is always considered a strong contender for World Cup, teams who could lift the trophy this time include England, Argentina, France and Spain.

Will the German national team become world champion again and win the fifth star?

The reigning 2014 World Cup champions face the challenge of replacing many key players at the 2018 World Cup. Five veteran players (Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski) declared retirement from the national side after the 2014 World Cup.

The torch is now passed down to some of the best German nationals of Bundesliga Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, Jérôme Boateng. Meanwhile, Mesut Özil and Toni Kroos will be joining form English and Spanish league. This competition will be a great opportunity for Leroy Sané, Emre Can, Antonio Rüdiger and Shkrodan Mustafi to showcase their talents at the biggest stage in the world of football. A title defense is possible with such a prestigious squad, but the competition is good and the DFB team is not the only tournament favorite.

Which teams are favored at the 2018 World Cup?

It is hard to pick out an outright winner this year since almost every participating can lift the trophy no matter what the odds are. From the South American region, Brazil and Argentina are strong favorites, with Neymar and Messi, in their ranks. In addition to Brazil and Argentina, three top favorites from the European continent are the European Championship finalists France and Portugal as well as the former Kings of the world, Spain. While Uruguay, Poland, Belgium, and England fell into the category of being the dark horses, as these sides have the potential to cause upsets.

However, there is always the factor of luck in sports and especially in football. As long as a game has not been played and the referee hasn’t blown the final whistle, anything can happen. The unpredictability and the surprise factor that is always there in football make the game special and provide suspense until the last few seconds of the game. So, get yourself geared up for the kick off on Thursday, June 14th.

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