FW: Iroquois and the Constitution -Reply

Bosley_J (BosleyJ@ORE.PSB.BLS.GOV)
Thu, 8 Feb 1996 16:24:00 EST

Here are the numbers from the Race/Ethnicity Supplement to the CPS that I've
mentioned before on this list. For those who identified themselves as
"American Indian, Aleut, or Eskimo" on a prior "race" question, the
preferences for terms broke down as follows:

American Indian--49.76%
Alaskan Native--3.51%
Native American--37.35%
Some other term--3.66%
No preference--5.72%

Of course this is based on a total of only about .75-1.00% of the total
sample of 60,000, so the numeric base is not large for these percentages...
John Bosley

Ruby Rohrlich replies on 8 Feb:

Thanks, Richley. The feminist-baiters are out in full force, with the
politics here becoming more andmore reactionary. I had heard the same
thing: that native Americans preferred to be called "American Indians."
regards. Ruby

On Thu, 8 Feb 1996, Richley Crapo wrote:

> >>> Mr. E <jackechs@EROLS.COM> 02/07/96
> 08:06pm >>>
> Ruby, That's Native Americans not "American
> Indians". I wish you'd follow your own dogma,
> ------
> The last pole I saw of American Indians