American indian



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Abbreviation: AmerInd.
Contemporary Examples

Brando’s later, somewhat disoriented, support for the militant American Indian Movement was the last straw for his critics.
Where’s Health Care’s Star Power? Lee Siegel October 1, 2009

I mean it’s profiling, but then I’ve got kicked out of three bars for being an American Indian.
Jim Harrison Can Make You a Better Animal John Avlon September 22, 2010

Historical Examples

The American Indian, as a rule, does not show excessive muscular development.
Deerfoot in The Mountains Edward S. Ellis

We have at home an abundance of museums, and not an American Indian in them.
Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

They cause the Tartars to delight in a diet of milk, and the American Indian to abominate it.
History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2) John William Draper

Rick thought that he looked very much like an American Indian.
The Golden Skull John Blaine

Knowing the superstition of the American Indian, the scout now resorted to an artifice as daring as it was startling.
Ned in the Block-House Edward S. Ellis

I am searchin’ on the shelf where I think that American Indian relish is.
Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie

In color he is similar to an American Indian, and is inclined to fleshiness.
Seven Legs Across the Seas Samuel Murray

For American Indian versions of this cycle, see Thompson, 336–344.
Filipino Popular Tales Dean S. Fansler

noun
Also called Native American. a member of any of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, or South America, esp those of North America
adjective
Also Amerindian. of or relating to any of these peoples, their languages, or their cultures

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