I know I have a Native American following, but there’s really no way to know how big it is. I know that Ishmael is or was used at one Native American university, but I can’t now find it on the “schools” list on the website (though it may be there).
Since tribalism in North America was effectively destroyed before the birth of modern cultural anthropology, most of my understanding of it has had to come from studies of aboriginal peoples in other parts of the world.
NOTE: The school is indeed on our schools list: Sinte Gleska University, on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.
updated: 17 Oct 2003