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Tribal naming is impossible and creates confusion



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Tribal naming is impossible and creates confusion

Giago 07 Nieman Fellow at Harvard in the Class of 1991 and founder of The Lakota Times and Indian Country Today newspapers. He founded and was the first president of the Native American Journalists Association

(Tim, “The Name "Indian" and Political Correctness”, Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-giago/the-name-indian-and-polit_1_b_67593.html SW)

In his book The Day the World Ended at Little Big Horn, Joseph M. Marshall III reviewed all of these labels and then wrote, "We prefer to be identified by our specific tribes or nations, of which there are nearly five hundred ethnically identifiable in the United States." He goes on, "However, in the interest of avoiding confusion within the pages of this work, I have chosen to used the word Indian mostly in those instances when there is a necessary reference to more than a specific tribe or native nation."




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