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  • noun Plural form of paleface.


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  • This tribe has been abused by what my father calls the palefaces, though he wishes to be friendly with them.

    The Mormon Menace The Confessions of John Doyle Lee, Danite Alfred Henry Lewis 1885

  • To unite them and overpower the palefaces was the end toward which he planned.

    Four American Indians King Philip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola Edson Leone Whitney

  • Then he said the only ones he loved among the palefaces were the three there present -- he had entrusted his only child to them, and they had saved her from the anger of their people.

    The Daughter of the Chieftain : the Story of an Indian Girl Edward Sylvester Ellis 1878

  • They had made many friends, and the Indians had become so used to taking their parts in the dramas, and in getting good pay for it, that they were very sorry to see the "palefaces" leave.

    The Moving Picture Boys on the Coast Victor [pseud.] Appleton

  • Indians themselves had stated that the herds of reindeer this year were numerous, and that it would be a very great pleasure to take charge of the young "palefaces," who were so highly spoken of by the red men, and do all they could to assist them in their sports in their country.

    Three Boys in the Wild North Land Egerton Ryerson Young 1874

  • He was very observant, and had been quietly studying these three young "palefaces," whom his master, the Ookemou, Mr Ross, had brought across the great sea.

    Winter Adventures of Three Boys Egerton R. Young 1874

  • Government to discover the famous North-west Passage, he had learned to read and write, and had become so much accustomed to the habits and occupations of the "palefaces," that he spent more of his time, in one way or another, with them than in the society of his tribe, which dwelt in the thick woods bordering on one of the great prairies of the interior.

    The Young Fur Traders 1859

  • We "palefaces" liked that speech because it made us feel Obama had common cause with us in decrying the kind of racism we're not used to, the kind that threatens us.

    Memphis Flyer 2009

  • They're on shakier grounds with the residents of a local native reservation, whose legends speak of "the cold ones," and who probably giggle and call the vampires "palefaces" behind their backs.

    Top Stories - Google News 2008

  • Paul Di Filippo takes us to the far, far future in "The New Cyberiad," a story in which two super-advanced God-like artificial intelligences seek to spice up their ordinary and predictable lives by re-introducing their long-lost creators (humans, also knows as palefaces) into the world.

    REVIEW: We Think Therefore We Are edited by Peter Crowther 2009


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