Earliest date for "red man" = American Indian?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Oct 13 17:49:36 UTC 2005

Thanks.  Same as OED2 CD-ROM, so possibly they haven't reached it yet.

(I have 1736.)


At 10/13/2005 01:44 PM, Bill Mullins wrote:
>red man
>2. a. [See RED a. 5c.] A (or the) North American Indian.
>1744 VAUDREUIL in Pres. State Louisiana 37 The English..aimed at nothing
>so much as the Destruction of the red Men.

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