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Re: Shouldn't it be European-giver

Posted by Karl on October 21, 2002

In Reply to: Ask and American Indian the meaning of this phrase. posted by Ed Stansell on October 19, 2002

in that case? We did not get "Indian-giver" from American Indians (who prefer not to be called "native-Americans" since they are not native to this land, said well as "What, descended from the mammoth?"), but from our perception of American-Indians. That is like saying we got "Dutch-courage" or "nigger-rich" from the dutch or blacks.