Year: 1997 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.27, no.1, (Spring 1997), p.60-67 SIEC No: 19970700

Suicide victims among Native American youth ages 15-24 is estimated to be 3 to 4 times higher than that of other ethnic groups in the U.S. This article focuses on the traditional tribal structure of most Native Americans & events of history that have impacted the cultures of Native American tribes, including Western education, various religions, & legislation.