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

Eric Brunner (
11 Aug 1996 03:05:02 GMT

Bryant ( wrote:
: 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

: >Kitakitamatsinohpowaw,
Please, do make an effort and at least write a OED-style usage phrase.

The notion that any of us suddenly "clicked" and associated the color
of snow and the concept of falsity in one swell foop a few minutes after
Contact Time is rather romantic. Tricky stuff, snow.

Eric Brunner