Staving Tom Chappell: >For some time the accepted academic designation was "Amerind". You >can see this in linguists' articles from that time. > >Nowadays our own autonym, and therefore politically correct ethnonym, >is "Native American". In my view this is insufficiently >specific; "Native American" means "born in America", and so would >include anyone who is not himself or herself an immigrant. To >me, "Indigenous American", "Aboriginal American" or "American >Aborigine", or "Autochthonous American" would be better -- though I >don't really see what was so bad with "Amerind". > >(The views just expressed are my own, and not necessarily shared by >even a single other Cherokee.) > I have heard that some "Native Americans" prefer to self-designate as "Red" - for example, there is a lobbying group called WARN, which stands for "Women of All Red Nations". I don't know if this proves anything, other than that self-designation is a matter of personal taste. Pete (who self-designates as "English").