You're comparing population numbers within the continental U.S. to hemispheric numbers.
Originally Posted By: Teonan
"During the four centuries spanning the time between 1492, when Christopher Columbus first set foot on the "New World" of a Caribbean beach, and 1892, when the U.S. Census Bureau concluded that there were fewer than a quarter million indigenous people surviving within the country’s claimed boundaries, a hemispheric population estimated to have been as great as 125 million
are saying that the western hemisphere had about 125 million 'tribal members'?
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."