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  •  I always find it interesting (9+ / 0-)

    when I refer to non-Indians as Europeans and people object to my lumping these nations together. I'm often informed that there are differences between the English, the French, the Spanish, and so on. At the same time, these people are comfortable lumping all of the Indian nations together apparently unaware of the great differences between Anishinaabe (my people) and the Salish or the Atsina.

    •  Is Indian a "PC" term? (2+ / 0-)
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      Ojibwa, RiveroftheWest

      I see that this series is called Indians 201, but I had thought that Native American was the more "politically correct" term (using PC for lack of a better term and because it's a generally understood term).  

      I've been reading Peter Pan to my daughter at night and reading "Native American" every time it says "Indian" (although even that isn't too good, as it's clearly just one tribe, and I might as well pick a tribe that lived in teepees (as they do in the illustrations for the book)).  

    •  I'm all in favor (3+ / 0-)
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      MPociask, Ojibwa, FarWestGirl

      of people, Indian or not, being able to call themselves whatever they please. The Indian people I talk to seem far less touchy about whether I say "Indian" or "Native American" than with the fact that I see them as valued individuals and not just part of a group.

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