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Old 10-11-2007, 06:36 PM
 
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If Americans were an ethnicity than you wouldn't you have to be Native American? Like The Europeans reproduced with the natives in Mexico.

 
Old 10-11-2007, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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If Americans were an ethnicity than you wouldn't you have to be Native American? Like The Europeans reproduced with the natives in Mexico.
'Native' American is the default term for American Indians.

Part of why 'Indian' is fading out as the descriptive term for the Navajo, Cherokee, etc. is due in part to the influx of Indians from India.
 
Old 10-11-2007, 06:59 PM
 
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Except for the fact most Inidans do not like being called Native American and prefer American Indian.
 
Old 10-11-2007, 07:05 PM
 
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Except for the fact most Inidans do not like being called Native American and prefer American Indian.
Very true---my kids use "native American" only in a joking mood- it sounds "uppity" and sarcastic. I don't think I've EVER heard an Indian use the term "native American" in a private conversation....
I imagine it's even more awkward in Canada, where Indians are now called "first Nations". Somehow I doubt this term is used at home.....
 
Old 10-11-2007, 07:46 PM
 
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Except for the fact most Inidans do not like being called Native American and prefer American Indian.
Two quick notes here:

#1: whenever I use the phrase 'Native American'; it is meant as a term of respect.

#2: personally speaking; 'American Indian' works for me as well.
 
Old 10-11-2007, 08:45 PM
 
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What about people from India who like being called Indian-American?
 
Old 10-11-2007, 09:26 PM
 
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What about people from India who like being called Indian-American?
And what if THESE people then go on to marry American Indians, and then have children, and these children end up living in a large city between Chicago and Cincinnati? These children would then be called "American Indian/Indian Americans living in Indianapolis, Indiana".......
 
Old 10-12-2007, 01:01 AM
 
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According to GNP or Gross National Income, Mexico doesn't even come in on the top 10.

Richest South American Countries: Top Ten Latin America GNP & Population Statistics

Sad thing is, the Richest man in the world is Mexican. Him and his family earn the equivalent to 8% of Mexicos GNP! The poor to rich gap is VERY, VERY large.
MEXICO IS NORTH AMERICA, DOES IT EXPLAIN WHY IT CAN NOT BE FOUND AMONG THE TOP 10 IN SOUTH AMERICA?
 
Old 10-12-2007, 06:58 AM
 
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And what if THESE people then go on to marry American Indians, and then have children, and these children end up living in a large city between Chicago and Cincinnati? These children would then be called "American Indian/Indian Americans living in Indianapolis, Indiana".......
Actually; I knew of just such an example.

A Cherokee whose married name was Choudhury (sp) which is East indian passed away some years ago-------here kids were 'all' Indian, so to speak.

OTOH: I once knew a woman with very common Jewish last name (she was a Christian) who claimed to be 1/2 Navajo-------never mind the fact that she looked/acted like a stereotypical Askanazi (sp) 'Jew'; blonde hair, blue eyes and was very emotional along with studying law at the local unversity.
 
Old 10-12-2007, 01:11 PM
 
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There are 10 nations in North America (on the continent, not islands), only three of which are predominately English speaking, can you name them?
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