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EDIT: It's been pointed out to me that when Christopher Columbus discovered the Caribbean, he thought he was in India, hence where we get the term "West Indies". I guess I was sleeping those days in history class.

I know many really nice people from India. There's a large community of them where I live. So I get really thrown off when people says that someone's an Indian and they mean Native Canadian/American.

This is the only thing that I'm really politically correct with. Besides, for the longest time calling someone who's Native (or First Nations as they also like to be called) an Indian was in insult.

Okay, true: Christopher Columbus thought that he was in India when he discovered America and the name kinda stuck but it still bugs me.
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IDreamOfTheWind Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
People always get annoyed when I correct them when they say "Indians" to mean "Native Americans", but I don't do it because I find the term "Indian" racist; it's because we've been talking about INDIA so much in my Geography class that it gets kind of confusing nowadays.
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ApocaWarCry Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   General Artist
It all depends really some take offense, some don't, Ive met some that prefer the term. 
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SonicandWarriorsfan1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THIS.
It kinda bugs me.
Yes I knoooow.
We're smarter than Chris. Why not use their actual name of Native Amerian?
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PoisonShallEvanesce Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
"I am Cuban... I am from Florida." :dummy:

That is a reference. Who can figure it out?
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crazyforchocobos Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Me? I'll go the extra mile and use the name of their tribe.
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DaBair Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I live on Long Island, and here there are WAY more people from India than there are Native Americans. (We also have a lot of people from Pakistan and Bangladesh.) I've only met people of partial Native American ancestry. There is a Native American reservation not too far from where I live, but I've never been there.
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Yoit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed, I absolutely HATE it when people call me a Indian. I find it even more offensive when people say I do/did curtain things. For example, they say I go "WAWAWAWAWAWAWAWA!!". I prefer to be called either a Native Canadian/American, First Nation, or Aboriginal if you're going to call me that in that manner. Believe it or not, some people said/thought I was Mexican (Don't ask). :/
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Chiminix Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
What should they be called then?
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queenohell Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
who? Native Americans/Canadian, Aboriginals, First Nations? You know politically correct terms?
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wintunwolf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Digital Artist
And Natives were the first people.
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME STAMP
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louisdragon109 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well Amerindians come from Indians since he thought in india too
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asmilingmalice Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
I hate to break it to you but I haven't met a native who ever took being called an "Indian" as an insult.
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Yoit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find it racially offensive when people call me a Indian.
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have.
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MiyukiK Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Thanks for making this stamp ^-^
I really like it, even if it's simple.
-From an indian :3
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Shantella Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like keeping things simple. :XD:

And you're very welcome.
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Estrapade Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
BAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHHAHA
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SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
This is exactly what I keep telling people!!!
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FlawlesslyArtistic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, Columbus thought that he was in India when he reached the Caribbean, hence the nickname "West Indies"
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cutiepuhtootie Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
That and he never came close to the Americas. (If he had, we wouldn't be called America)
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FlawlesslyArtistic Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is also true. (:
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Shantella Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
K, I'll correct that. :XD:
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FlawlesslyArtistic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome xD But I see the point of this stamp, and even though I'm not American, respectfully agree C:
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Stripesandangelwings Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Especially considering the indiginous people Christopher Columbus dubbed "Indians" were actually Carribeans---in the West Indies. -_-
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Shantella Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I fail at history. I'll correct that.
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Stripesandangelwings Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, it's okay. I actually didn't say that to correct you. I was just adding to your statement. The point was clear, and the stamp is good, lol.
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iamganontheumbreon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Writer
I really don't find it offensive, but confusing.
When someone says they're Indian, I always assume they mean India. :| But I always have to ask, to make sure~
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asmilingmalice Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Just ask "dot or feather?" after they tell you that they're an Indian. Although honestly, you should be able to tell which one just by looking at them.
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iamganontheumbreon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Writer
Not always. Most of the time, people who say they're Indian (Native American ) they really mean that their great-great Grandmother was Indian (Native American ). And these people usually look very white.
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KattoTang Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
You shouldn't even have to ask then. It's like those people who had a great-grandfather that was English so they go around trying to do a British accent when they were born and raised in Ohio. They're generally just full of shit.
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iamganontheumbreon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Writer
Oh my God, this comment made me laugh, because my great-Grandfather was English, and I live in Ohio, and I tell people I'm British. :trollface:
Of course, I don't do the thing with faking an accent and stuff. I couldn't fake an English accent if my life depended on it.
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KattoTang Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
You know you're basically making yourself look like a fool when you tell them that, right?
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iamganontheumbreon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Writer
How? I don't really think I'm 100% British, but when I tell them I'm part British their face gets all like :iconfangasmplz: and it's funny, because I'm not exactly lying.
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KattoTang Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
You said "I tell people I'm British", not "I tell people I'm part British". And even then, you can't be "part" of a nationality. You could say that you have English heritage but it's not the same thing. If you were to say "I'm part British" to an actual English person, they'd look at you like you were an idiot. A lot of people have British ancestors, whether or not they know it. It's nothing to be overjoyed about. Anyone who gets excited when you tell them that is an idiot.
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asmilingmalice Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
And this is why the rest of the world thinks that Americans are fucking stupid.
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asmilingmalice Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Then they're not Indian. They're white.
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iamganontheumbreon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Writer
But wouldn't they be considered part Indian because their Grandparents were...?
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asmilingmalice Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Depends on how much percentage their grandparents were because I garuntee if the person you are talking to is a pasty, natural redhead with blue eyes, they probably didn't have full blown 100% pure Native American grandparents.

But that's besides the point. How would you possibly confuse THAT person for someone from India?
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iamganontheumbreon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Writer
I'm very distantly related to someone from Cherokee. So yeah, I was just wondering if I have been making an idiot of myself for telling people that I am part Indian...

Because they said they were Indian...?
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asmilingmalice Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Big whup. Everybody in the planet is distantly related to Mesopotamian and African ancestors. Doesn't mean every single person on the planet is an African.

If you seriously can't tell the difference between a white person, a person from India, and an American Indian, how exactly do you tell the difference between white people, Chinese people, and Mexicans? Holy fucking shit, it's not like all of those races kinda look nothing alike or anything.
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Shantella Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You totally need to sometimes.
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DevilDaggers Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
This is a comment on a stamp.
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Shantella Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a reply to your comment on my stamp. :iconimhappyplz:
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DevilDaggers Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
This is a reply to a reply to a comment on a spamp. :giggle:
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wildxside Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Captain Obvious is obvious.
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Shantella Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to be of service. :iconimhappierplz:
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wildxside Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LoL
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Komodo-Fisher Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Since im metis, I prefer native or native american. But us natives call each other 'Inians' (pronounced like that) from time to time.
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Shantella Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: I guess that's alright. I mean, if we can't make fun of ourselves life is too boring.
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