You Say “Indian,” I Say “Native”

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  • posted byAnna Del Col
  • dateNovember 16, 2012
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CategoryExcerpts
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Indigenous Peoples of North America is a concise, affordable overview of the key issues facing Indigenous peoples in North America, from prehistory to the present.

The following excerpt is taken from the very beginning of the book, and seeks to provide some clarity on the often confusing terminology that surrounds Indigenous identity, lands, and populations. It includes an excellent introduction to the various labels that are commonly used to describe those who trace their ancestry to the inhabitants of North America before the arrival of the Europeans in the early 1500s. If you have ever wondered why some use the label “Indian” while others use the label “Native” then this excerpt is worth a read.

Download the excerpt here.

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