Source: The New York Times
On August 29, 2002 The New York Times reported that "the city with the largest American Indian population, according to the 2000 Census... is New York City... The census counted 41,289 American Indians and Alaska natives living in the city in 2000... There are more than 500 American Indian tribes in the country, and many are represented in New York City. Most tribes... have their own languages and religions... Michael A. Taylor said, who works with the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, and was the head male dancer in the annual Thunderbird Powwow in Queens last month."