Pow Wow at Rocky Boy Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.
The "n" word for Native Americans. This post originally stated: "Squaw with child at train station." Squaw is from 'Skwa', associated with the Huron-Souriquois history. In the New France "Relations" it is used by Great Lake Indians to refer to women from other tribes who were taken as slaves after their husbands were killed. European explorers later used this term to refer to young women that sailors took advantage of. See pp 15-22 in http://books.google.com/books?id=lQqMrn7SvXYCpg=PA22