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Generally, the Native Americans lived in peace and prosper until around the 15th century when Europeans first arrived on the shores of North America. At that time, horses were brought over, which began to spread disease among the natives. Since they had no immunity to these strange diseases, thousands began to die from things such as measles and chicken pox. In addition, the Europeans began to take over the land and set up farms and homes there.

While at one point in time, Native Americans were a very populous group of people, today they only account for 1.4 percent of the United States population. Most of those who claim to be Native American live on designated Indian reservations. The symbol of Native Americans is used in many national sports teams as a mascot. This has been a large center of controversy over the last few decades. It has been noted that the suicide rate among Native Americans is the highest in the country. Many Native Americans continue to take pride in their ancestral traditions, still practicing the music, art, and ceremonies that took place many years ago. In 2004, a museum was opened in Washington, D.C. paying tribute to their heritage. The museum is called the National Museum of the American Indian, and is part of the Smithsonian family of museums. The museum contains over 800,000 objects and artifacts and over 125,000 images representing the life and culture of Native Americans.

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En general, los nativos americanos vivieron en paz y prosperaron hasta alrededor del siglo XV, cuando los europeos llegaron por primera vez a las costas de América del Norte. En ese momento, los caballos fueron traídos, que comenzó a propagar la enfermedad entre los nativos. Dado que no tenían inmunidad a estas extrañas enfermedades, miles de personas comenzaron a morir por causas como el sarampión y la varicela. Además, los europeos comenzaron a asumir la tierra y establecer granjas y hogares allí.
Mientras en un momento en el tiempo, los nativos americanos eran un grupo muy poblado de personas, hoy sólo representan el 1,4 por ciento de la población de Estados Unidos. La mayoría de los que dicen ser nativos americanos viven en reservas indias designadas. El símbolo de los nativos americanos se utiliza en muchos equipos nacionales de deportes como una mascota. Este ha sido un gran centro de controversia en las últimas décadas. Se ha observado que la tasa de suicidios entre los nativos americanos es la más alta del país. Muchos nativos americanos continúan enorgullecerse de sus tradiciones ancestrales, practicando la música, el arte y las ceremonias que tuvieron lugar hace muchos años. En 2004, un museo fue inaugurado en Washington, D.C. homenaje a su patrimonio. El museo se llama el Museo Nacional del Indio Americano, y es parte de la familia Smithsonian de museos. El museo contiene más de 800.000 objetos y artefactos y más de 125.000 imágenes que representan la vida y la cultura de los nativos americanos.

I am K'jachamallku Paucar with a lot of humility, knowing that I have weaknesses, knowing that I have many things like all of you but, at the same time, we can also learn together, we can learn from each other. I want to share something with all of you, that the problem of the world is not our problem, that the external problems does not compete with us, changing the world is not our duty. If we want to change the world, it’s better to change ourselves, to begin with ourselves.

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