Figure A illustrates the value of focusing on the employment rate over the unemployment rate. To reduce the Native American unemployment rate among the 25- to 54-year-old population to the white rate would require about 91,000 jobs. To increase the Native American employment rate to the white rate would require more than twice as many jobs—about 234,000. This larger number is a better measure of the economic hardship among American Indians.
Poverty Point is a 1 square mile ( km 2 ) complex of six major earthwork concentric rings, with additional platform mounds at the site. Artifacts show the people traded with other Native Americans located from Georgia to the Great Lakes region. This is one among numerous mound sites of complex indigenous cultures throughout the Mississippi and Ohio valleys. They were one of several succeeding cultures often referred to as mound builders .
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