Tag Archives: racial stereotypes

“Going Indian”

Discussion of the phrase “going Indian” … how it is misunderstood and mindlessly stereotypes American Indian people

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You Wanted to Know: Do Indians Live in Teepees?

Questions and answers based on the book by Anton Truer: “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask.”

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What Is An Indian? Stereotypes

This blog addresses stereotypes: what are they (definition), some typical stereotypes about Native people, the damage stereotyping causes and some ideas about how to refrain from stereotyping with an eye toward building better relationships.

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Geronimo As Racial Stereotype

Racial stereotypes of American Indians were prevalent during the so-called Indian Wars and continue to this day. One example is the recent code name Geronimo that the US military used for Osama bin Laden. This is hurtful to Native Americans, many of whom find it inappropriate to link a Native American legend to perhaps the greatest enemy of […]

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