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

Bryant (
9 Aug 1996 18:57:31 -0600

In article <4ugjv5$>,
Eric Brunner <> wrote:
>Now, can you give me a synonymn for disengeneous in a language indigenous
>to the Americas?

:) Hm. "Gumpswa" is Haisla* for white, and literally means either
"thief" or "liar," if I recall correctly. ? Bryant

>Eric Brunner

* Haisla, like many tribal names we recognize in English, is the word for
this group used by their enemies, the Tsimshian (sp?!). Bryant