According to the 4-field approach to anthropology, a people can be defined by its archaeology, culture, biology and linguistics (Hicks, 2013). Native Americans and Marines have striking similarities as a people when using this approach, especially in cultural and linguistic analysis.
"Marine Corps Cultural Similarities to Native Americans,"
Spectrum: Vol. 7:
1, Article 3.
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