American Indians: The Shrinking Population
By Daryl C. Hannah
The U.S. population of American Indians dropped 4.3 percent between 2000 and 2006. They currently represent only 0.8 percent of the entire U.S. population.
2.7 million: American Indian and Alaska Native (alone), 2000 Census
2.9 million: American Indian and Alaska Native (alone), 2006 Census estimate
4.2 million: American Indian and Alaska Native (in combination with other races), 2000 Census
4.5 million: American Indian and Alaska Native (in combination with other races), 2006 Census estimate
Source: Annual Estimates of the Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for the United States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007 (NC-EST2007-03)
I'm having a hard time even imagining where Hannah got her cockeyed claim. If I had to guess, I'd say every ethnic group in the US is increasing in population. Why would one group be decreasing when every other group is increasing? It does not compute.
For more on the subject, see The "Vanishing Breed" and The Essential Facts About Indians Today.
Below: Hannah stomps on the concept of accurate reporting.