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Native Americans

  1. The descendants of the original inhabitants of North America and South America before the arrival of white settlers from Europe , also called Indians or American Indians. The term Native American is sometimes preferred over Indian because the latter is a misnomer that originated with Columbus , who mistook the inhabitants of America for the people of India . Both terms, however, are accepted.


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Notes

In recent years, Native American activism has taken the form of calls for the protection of their tribal or ancestral shrines and artifacts.

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Example Sentences

Is it the one where we condemn the genocide of Native Americans?

However, Native Americans unhappy about the white settlers pouring into the Ohio Valley were reportedly waiting to attack him.

Does that sense of loss still resonate for current generations of Native Americans?

Forgotten, but not gone—such is the plight of Native Americans in the modern U.S.

One thing that simmers beneath the surface of the movie is that sense of loss for Native Americans.

They are Native Americans by birth and blood, and we have no right to dispossess them by law of what we have given them by blood.

Catholics, moreover, had combated the Native-Americans defiantly.

Native Americans, therefore, were frequently impressed, and compelled to serve against the French republic.

Native Americans, to whom they should naturally look as the defenders of the country, were deterred from entering it.

On July fourth, of the same year, the Native Americans had a very large and showy procession through the streets of the city.

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