Special Report

States With the Largest Native American Populations

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5. Montana
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 8.33% (85,285)
> Largest Native American group: Blackfeet (14,095)
> Total state population: 1,023,391 (7th lowest)

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4. South Dakota
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 10.31% (87,776)
> Largest Native American group: Sioux (72,513)
> Total state population: 851,058 (5th lowest)

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3. New Mexico
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 10.70% (222,818)
> Largest Native American group: Navajo (124,567)
> Total state population: 2,082,669 (15th lowest)

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2. Oklahoma
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 13.97% (541,411)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (218,586)
> Total state population: 3,875,589 (23rd lowest)

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1. Alaska
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 20.15% (148,468)
> Largest Native American group: Yup’ik (38,980)
> Total state population: 736,855 (4th lowest)