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  • noun American Indian.

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  • noun a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived


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  • Dropping flat, in Red Indian style, I slid forward.

    The Curse of the Pharaohs Peters, Elizabeth, 1927- 1981

  • Leaving the Red Indian moon worshipper with his death rattle awhile and harking back to Europe, Norway stands out as the richest country in legendary lore, for old-time superstitions have lingered among the simple and credulous people, living pent up on the horrid crags, where torrents leap from cliff to valley.

    A History of Nursery Rhymes Percy B. Green

  • Dirty Jamie the Sixth of Scotland and First of England, under mask of retributive justice, could exercise a vein of cruelty that might have turned a Red Indian green with envy.

    She Stands Accused 1935

  • She was not quite sure as to the best means of obtaining a Red Indian complexion.

    A Popular Schoolgirl Angela Brazil 1907

  • [94] See lists of totems of Australian and Red Indian tribes.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India—Volume I (of IV) Robert Vane Russell 1894

  • Red Indian grandmothers to Red Indian children who never go to school, nor see pen and ink.

    The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang 1878

  • I have been for an hour and a half dressed up here, with my face painted like a Red Indian, and as cold as ice.

    Happy-Thought Hall 1876

  • In bodily size, however, the Red Indian beats him; for as a race the

    Chasing the Sun 1859

  • Let us somehow hope, in half Red Indian creed, that he follows Emily now; and, when he rests, sleeps on some soft white bed of dreams, unpunished when he awakens to the life of the land of shadows.

    Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell 1837

  • Exploits, in thirty days after our departure from thence, after having made a complete circuit of about 200 miles in the Red Indian territory.

    Report of Mr. W. E. Cormack's journey in search of the Red Indians in Newfoundland 1832


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