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Unformatted text preview: e stock of its citizens in the first official census of 1790, Native Americans were not even counted. Over two hundred years later in the 2010 census, American Indian and Alaska Natives comprised less than 1 percent (.9) of the total population. Most of the 308,745,538 people who currently call 1 Crossroads: Music of American Cultures (Barkley) Kendall Hunt Publishers, 2013 themselves Americans are either immigrants themselves or they are the descendants of immigrants. It is this unique history of being a country of immigrants that has led to the development of a “multicultural” America. To understand the implications of being a “multicultural” nation, we need first to understand what is meant by the word “culture.”...
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