We indians are putting cars and trucks on our roads at an ever-dizzier pace: now nearly 3.5 million a year.
To escape the madness, indians head to Coorg, a land of lush beauty, traditional food, and—sigh—tranquility.
indians seem to want the perpetrators of the violent gang-rape of a women to be sentenced to death this Friday.
They fascinate and annoy middle-class indians; they preserve Indian democracy—and show us its fundamental limitations.
In 1905, a group of indians from a variety of native peoples united to entrench “tribal sovereignty” against federal power.
Callack stood in front of the tent from which the captives were led by the indians.
The indians gathered about in wonder as Jim knelt beside his friend.
I came to Minnesota in 1848 and was later purveyor to the indians.
They had shared with the indians the belief that the Little Boss could not be killed.
We never thought of following the trail of the indians to recover our horses.
"inhabit of India or South Asia," c.1300 (noun and adjective); applied to the native inhabitants of the Americas from at least 1553, on the mistaken notion that America was the eastern end of Asia. Red Indian, to distinguish them from inhabitants of India, is first attested 1831 (Carlyle) but was not commonly used in North America. More than 500 modern phrases include Indian, most of them U.S. and most impugning honesty or intelligence, e.g. Indian giver, first attested 1765 in Indian gift:
An Indian gift is a proverbial expression, signifying a present for which an equivalent return is expected. [Thomas Hutchinson, "History of Massachusetts Bay," 1765]Meaning "one who gives a gift and then asks for it back" first attested 1892.