Re: Iroquois and the Constitution -Reply

Adrienne Dearmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Tue, 13 Feb 1996 17:47:39 -0500

In a message dated 96-02-08 14:06:22 EST, rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU (Ruby
Rohrlich) writes:

>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

I have friends who like me to refer to them as Native Americans, and some who
prefer American Indians. Many prefer to be called by their tribal name (in
some cases Euro terms, i.e. Kwakiutl or the original native term - which I
can neither spell nor barely pronounce in this case). I even have some
friends who are comfortable with the term "ind'n" with an Oklahoma accent.
Instead of trying to pigeonhole and categorize, why don't you adjust your
terminology acc'd to the audience?

- Adrienne