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Chapter 7: Native American Ethics and Counselor Decision-Making
Native Americans are those indigenous people that were residents of the United States. prior to Europeans entering this country. This includes indigenous people of Hawaii and Alaska. Current estimates of those who identify themselves as Native American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hawaiian Native range from 2.5 million to 5 million (Gone, 2004; Sioui, 1995; U.S. Census Bureau, 2000). This compares with over 112 million Native Americans prior to the entrance of Europeans into the Native Americans' world in 1492 (Gone; Sioui). Diseases were primarily responsible for the significant loss of the Native American population both on the U.S. mainland and in Hawaii.
American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Hawaiian Natives share similar histories even though ...