"Native American" and variations thereof (2)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 11 13:15:03 UTC 2001

On Thu, 11 Jan 2001, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:

> >The earliest usage of "Native American" that I know of occurs in "Native
> >American Church", which according to the Encyclopedia Britannica (15th
> >edition, 1987, volume 8 page 554 article "Native American Church") took that
> >name in 1918.
> "Native American" used as = "American Indian": this is older than one might
> suppose. From a casual glance at MoA (Cornell):

I have an article forthcoming in American Speech concerning the origins of
the term "Native American."  The earliest citation I was able to find was

Fred Shapiro

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