Sunday, September 12, 2010
Things that bug me.
The phrase "sitting Indian style" always bugged me. I used to wonder if Indians actually sat like that or does everyone eventually sit like that when you're on the ground. Then there's the use of "Indians" instead of "Native American". When I was a kid there was no "Native American" label, just Indian so while that never bothered me it struck me odd that people could be called Indians even though they're not from India. When I heard that they were called Indians because that's where the explorers thought they landed I thought they should have corrected that somewhere down the line when they realized they were wrong. So to make up for it I call people from India Native North Americans.