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Re: Redskin

Posted by Jen on April 01, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Redskin posted by TheFallen on April 01, 2002

Found an interesting origin:

"Redskin" symbolizes the genocidal practice of paying white soldiers a bounty for the bloody skins of murdered American Indians.

http://earnestman.tripod.com/990305reds.htm

I can see how redskins could mean the skins of indians.