Posted by Petra on October 31, 1997 at 23:12:19:
In Reply to: Re: the power of words posted by Petra on October 31, 1997 at 22:49:41:
: Myrrh, I agree with you. The terms "barbarian" and "transition to civilization" seem to be quite out of place when referring to indian cultures (but Europeans like I do use them from time to time when talking about American mainstream culture - not to be taken too seriously...) By the way: Just recently, I saw a discussion of the terms "Native American" and "American Indian" on another board, in case you are interested to look at it, the URL is www.uconn.edu/NativeTech/msgboard - another very interesting site. My husband, who is Apache, and all his family also say "Indian", that term is no issue to them. To others, of course, it may be.
Oops, the correct URL is www.lib.uconn.edu/NativeTech/msgboard
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