Category Archives: History

How Many Moai Statues are on Easter Island ? and Why were they built ?

887 Moai Statues

  • Moai Statues are massive megaliths at Easter Island, and these are what this island is famous for. The moais were built in approximately 1400 – 1650 A.D. by the natives of this island also known as Rapa Nui.
  • Moai statues were built to honor chieftain or other important people who had passed away. They were placed on rectangular stone platforms called ahu, which are tombs for the people that the statues represented.

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Moai Statues

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Easter Island Map

How Many Native American Tribes are in the United States ?

562 Native American Tribes

There are 562 federally recognized Indian tribes, bands, nations, pueblos, rancherias, communities and Native villages in the United States. Approximately 229 of these are located in Alaska; the rest are located in 33 other states. Tribes are ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse.

Native American Tribes

List of Native American Tribes

http://www.native-languages.org/languages.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federally_recognized_tribes

Chief Sitting Bull

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