American Indian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n American Indian any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
    • n American Indian a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
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Usage

In literature:

The ancient Egyptians depicted themselves as red men of much the same complexion as exists to-day among some tribes of American Indians.
"The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria" by W. Scott-Elliot
The North American Indian adopted that course, and it was a very sensible thing to do.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages" by Roger Thompson Finlay
The one peculiar thing about the signs used by the American Indians is that they mean so much and express it so clearly.
"The Talking Leaves" by William O. Stoddard
In the American continent full-blooded Indians preside over commonwealths which speak the tongue of Cortes and Pizarro.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
But the American horned serpent, like its Babylonian and Indian homologues, is also the enemy of the thunder bird.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
In early days, the Indian agent at Lac qui Parle hoisted the American flag each morning over the agency.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
In the following May the famous and redoubtable Sitting Bull with quite a large force came over and joined the American Indian colony.
"Policing the Plains" by R.G. MacBeth
The American horse could easily outrun the Indian ponies.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
Along with such American criticism should really go his very characteristic summary of the question of the Red Indian.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
That sounds quite romantic, and carries one away into North American Indian story life.
"The Heiress of Wyvern Court" by Emilie Searchfield
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In poetry:

Three ancient Negroes gathered at the old Cross Roads,
An African, West Indian and American;
They talked of separation days of slavery,
And pledged ne'er more divided be in world of bravery.
"The Mighty Three" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
People from cities, anxious to be human again. Poor show how
they suck you empty! The Indians are emptied,
And certainly there was never religion enough, nor beauty nor
poetry here ... to fill Americans.
"New Mexican Mountain" by Robinson Jeffers

In news:

An early 1900s a photographer called Edward Curtis had a big idea: to capture on film the last remaining American-Indian tribes before they disappeared completely.
Danielle Grant of Minneapolis Public Schools has been named one of the state's outstanding American Indian educators , the first urban district administrator so honored.
Founders of Walking Sheild American Indian Society Pikes Peak Chapter.
Charles Graham's House bill that would establish a panel to study the use of American Indian mascots by public schools in this state was recently deemed the "Bad Bill of the Week" by the John Pope Civitas Institute, a conservative think tank.
Indian Summer Festival, North America's largest American Indian festival, celebrates the theme "Stories to Tell" and the importance of storytellers at Milwaukee's lakefront Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) from Sept 7-9.
Two American Indian families have filed a lawsuit against the San Juan County Sheriff's Office and the Farmington Police Department over alleged abuse of power.
A former San Juan County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to violating the civil rights of an American Indian suspect he beat with a flashlight .
Rock carvings that graced a sacred American Indian site in the Eastern Sierra for thousands of years have fallen prey to modern thieves armed with power saws.
Victoria's Secret apologizes for using American Indian-style headdress in fashion show.
Headdresses historically are a symbol of respect, worn by American Indian war chiefs and warriors.
Lumbees' status in National Congress of the American Indian secured.
His latest children's book from the South Dakota State Historical Society (SDSHS) Press showcases his beautiful art and the powerful messages that run through American Indian storytelling traditions.
PATERSON, New Jersey — Officials are investigating whether a New Jersey principal told students American Indians were scalped during the first Thanksgiving.
Proposed $40 million bond for American Indian cultural center debated.
A judge has authorized the start of payments to American Indians in a $3.4 billion settlement involving the federal government's mishandling of land trust royalties, a law firm for the litigants said Wednesday.
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In science:

The ivory-billed woodpecker, once prized for its plumage and sought by American Indians as magical, was thought to be extinct for years.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
Bowing to a court ruling, Congress in 1988 laid out a statutory framework allowing American Indian tribes to offer high-stakes bingo games and casino-style gambling on their historic reservation lands.
MUDOS-NG: Multi-document Summaries Using N-gram Graphs (Tech Report)
Discuss conditions on American Indian reservations or among Native American communities.
MUDOS-NG: Multi-document Summaries Using N-gram Graphs (Tech Report)
Nahuatl and other American Indian languages).
Beyond Stemming and Lemmatization: Ultra-stemming to Improve Automatic Text Summarization
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