Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Native Americans from


In celluloid!!
The term 'Native American' bugs me, because a) it implies that these folks sprung from the soil or something, and b) anyone born anywhere is presumably a native of that place so why are they considered the only natives?  I'm a Native American (or native lowercase) American.  So was/is a whole bunch of people, many of whom you may be familiar with.

Maybe 'aboriginal Americans' would be more precisely descriptive.  

Or 'the people who got here first Americans.'

That I like the sound of.  

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