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On the poorer reservations, the natives live in small older houses or trailers.
Most of the lands ceded were unsuitable for cultivation and devoid of any valuable resources.
Another way of intimately experiencing native culture is by visiting an Indian village on one of their special feast days.
I had the good fortune of visiting the San Felipe Pueblo north of Albuquerque on the feast day of San Felipe.
Many of those original inhabitants died from the European diseases introduced into their homelands by the colonists.
The surviving natives were steadily pushed from one place to another as the invading colonists constantly appropriated more and more of the Indians' lands for farming, ranching and mineral development.
Today, there are one or more Indian reservations in every state.