Re: Amerind an offensive term (was: Early Amerind assimilation

Stephen Barnard (
Fri, 02 Aug 1996 05:43:37 -0800

Eric Brunner wrote:
> Stephen Barnard ( wrote:
> : M. Council wrote:
> : >
> : > Why don't you ask the people what they would like to be called?
> ...
> : I think it's about time this were settled once and for all.
> Can you suggest a reason why your wishes ought to be binding on any
> other person? What "time" is it exactly?

No, I can't, and I'm not trying to make my wishes binding on anyone.
I'll leave that to you and Mary Beth Williams.

The "time" is more than 500 years after the misidentification of
"Indians" in the Americas.

Steve Barnard