Red Indian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Red Indian a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Red Indian one of the aborigines of America, so called from the colour of the skin—(coll.) in U.S. Injen, Injun
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. IndiaIndus (Gr. Indos), the Indus (Pers. Hind. Hind; Zend Hindu)—Sans. sindhu, a river.

Usage

In literature:

This fruit, which has a red pulp, is a favorite food with the Indians, and also with many insects and birds.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
He will forget the white men, and become red as an Indian.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
Other authorities connect it with the Indian word "Shallana" meaning red or red man.
"The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad" by W. F. Bailey
Her face was tattooed and was curiously like a Red Indian's.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
Dick uttered the yell of a rejoicing red Indian; and Mrs. Lorton slid into an upright position with incredible rapidity.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
By noon we were opposite the Red Mountain, one of the well-known Koyukuk landmarks, and on the site of an old Indian fishing camp.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
The place was full of Red Indians!
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
RED INDIANS OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
His tawny skin shows a tinge of red, which tells of Indian, rather than African blood.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
The Indian struggled, and tried to take it away from her; the red blade gleamed in his eyes, and he gave back.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

Where the Indian's head-dress fluttered,
Pale the settler would recoil,
And his deepest curse was uttered
On the Red Son of the soil.
"Legend Of The Canadian Robin" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
The stranger told his tender tale:
'I come from foreign climes;
From countries red with Indian blood,
And stain'd with Christian crimes.
"A Tale" by John Logan
One morning knocked, at half-past eight,
A tall Red Indian at his gate.
In Turkey, as you're p'raps aware,
Red Indians are extremely rare.
"Pasha Bailey Ben" by William Schwenck Gilbert
It may be, in an earlier day
Some Indian strife disturb'd the scene;
And man's red blood, of man the prey,
Mix'd with thine azure waves serene.
"Le Lac Des Morts" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
Now a red ear of Indian maize
was splashed on the door.
Old Glory with thirteen stripes hung on a pole. The clapboard
was old-red schoolhouse red.
"The Old Flame" by Robert Lowell
Rude relic of a lost and savage race!
Memento of a people proud and cold!
Sole lasting monument to mark the place
Where the red tide of Indian valor rolled.
"Lines On An Indian Arrow-Head" by David John Scott

In news:

Red Devils continue momentum, take down Indians.
The Cincinnati Reds acquired South Korean outfielder Choo Shin-soo from the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday in a three-team trade that involved nine players.
Indians, D- backs , Reds pull off three-team trade.
Indians deal Choo to Reds for Stubbs.
Indians beat Reds on Buck 's 2-run homer.
Travis Buck hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning to give Josh Tomlin and the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.
Michelle 2010 Indian Wells Red Blend.
Cleveland Indians trade Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati Reds.
Cleveland Indians trade Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati Reds.
The Indians, Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks are talking about a three-team deal that could reach conclusion tonight.
A 22-year-old Red Lake man was sentenced Wednesday for sexually abusing a minor female while on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
The Prairie Island Indian Community of Red Wing, Minn.
Indians, D-backs, Reds pull off three-team trade.
The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Shin -Soo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds and acquired pitcher Trevor Bauer from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-team deal involving nine players.
The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Shin -Soo Choo and infielder-outfielder Jason Donald to the Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Drew Stubbs.
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