Re: Native American
Doug Roach (djroach@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Tue, 7 Oct 1997 09:23:13 -0400
Mary Lee Foley wrote:
> My husband (Ray) recently met an Apache at work and has made friends
> with him. When Ray referred to his friend as a Native American, Terry
> politely hit the roof.
> Is this a
> common attitude? We don't know any better and I'm curious.
According to Dee Brown, the Sioux name for their tribe (in their
language) is "Human Beings". I believe that's also the case for some
Could be to distinguish themselves from other life forms that they
cohabit the Earth with.
We could do well to learn THAT lesson early.
I personally really dislike hyphenated-American anything and avoid using
it at every opportunity. (Tough to do in THIS town!)
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