Talk:Native American

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Old discussion about "Native American" vs "American Indian"[change source]

This article used to be located at American Indian, but was moved in December 2003. This portion of this talk page includes unsigned comments from 2003. It is probably appropriate to archive this portion of this discussion. -- RobLa (talk) 19:40, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

The substance should be in Native American or Pre-Columbian people or something. Not here. The first two paras of this article explain the confusion with India. That's all this article should do, and explain a few related terms like American Indian Movement which used the old term.

But science no longer uses the term American Indian, it uses pre-columbian. And in politics it is Native American. That's the most neutral.


"American Indian" is a common usage. Maurreen 06:32, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)

we are not Indians so the term American Indian is wrong, we are not from India.

It may be wrong, but people still call American Indians by that name. The word "wrong" is POV and we try to stay away from point of view at wiki. "in Wikipedia, a Point of view or 'POV is one way of looking at an issue. Wikipedia seeks a neutral point of view by including all relevant POVs, not based on what one person thinks." --DizFreak 16:54, 30 May 2007 (UTC)


I think that this is disgusting to think that racist settlers killed of the original Americans they brutally murdered them causing theme to be wiped out but some of there descendants still live :BY Unknown

Wrong interwikis?[change source]

This page (which surely desperately needs expansion) has interwikis with en:Indigenous peoples of the Americas. The scope of the article, however, seems to be limited to that of en:Native Americans in the United States. I would assume that we ought to change the interwikis accordingly, and perhaps write a new article on the former? Kansan (talk) 02:02, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

I think we should rename this article, change the interwikis to Native Americans in US, and then create an article on Indigenous peoples... . Griffinofwales (talk) 02:09, 25 November 2010 (UTC)