Re: Eurocentric Terms

Thomas Brunton (brunton@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Fri, 9 Feb 1996 13:07:23 -0500

>Denise raises and interesting question.

>> American Indian? Native American? both are Eurocentric terms in


>If they were to be referred to as a group,
>then they preferred American Indian. However, most preferred the names of
>their ouw peoples to any collective noun -- Hocak (Ho-Chunk) instead of
>Winnebago; Dene; etc.

>Andrew Petto

How about using "First Nations", like the Canadians do, when it is
necessary to refer to indigenous peoples in general?

Tom Brunton
SUNY at Buffalo