American Indian Community

The American Indians are the indigenous inhabitants in the United States of America. They are distinct from the rest of the Americans because they preserve their traditions and are not easily influenced by modern technology. California in 2000 had the largest population of American Indians. The census report of that year indicated that there were 628,000 American Indians in total. The American Indians are composed of numerous distinct tribes and ethnic groups whose migration happened over thousands of years ago. It involved different groups which are usually referred to as Native Americans or the American Indian. These people crossed over from Asia through a frozen land bridge to the modern day Russia which was by then still part of northern America. They later migrated to Alaska as the ice began to decline thus making them move even further to the southern part. These migrants eventually settled in the modern days the United States.
Due to their conservative nature, American Indians are regarded as uncivilized by the majority of the rest of Americans. But they value their practices since they attach them to identify and unity symbols. Just like all the other communities, they adhere to various social concepts and theories. This is because they have to interact with the rest of the Americans thus making them venerable to internal and external influences. The social concepts and theories apply in various levels and aspects of the American Indians’ lives just like in other social units.
Amongst the theories affecting American Indians is conflict theory. The theory argues that in any society, people do not coexist in pursuit of equilibrium where everybody receives an equal share of resourcesnbsp.It further states that people live competitively with everyone trying to outdo the other with the weakest losing out while the strongest survive. The theory develops from the fact that there are not enough resources for each and every one.nbsp. nbsp. nbsp.nbsp.