Indian country

  1. (especially during the U.S. westward migration) any region where one was likely to encounter Indians, especially hostile Indians.

Origin of Indian country

An Americanism dating back to 1690–1700

Words Nearby Indian country Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Indian country in a sentence

  • The railway surveys reached nearly every corner of the Indian country.

    The Last American Frontier | Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson