Just recently I received a message in my email from someone that apparently knows I frequently visit this site. The name and email were unfamiliar to me, so I guess it was just someone wanting to remain unknown. No matter. I thought the gist of the message was important enough for mention. For some reason or other, he/she felt it necessary to inform me that I should "get educated," because Columbus thought he made it to the West Indies, so that is why he called the people he met there by the name "indians."
Apparently, this person was saying that "we" (American Indians, black indians and anyone else possessing any native american ancestry) aren't really "indians." Well, I found some information, without too much trouble at:
Under the title: "The First Voyage," that nicely explains why Columbus called the people he met, "indians."
Hmmm...perhaps, they're the one who needs to "get educated."
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Edited 8/12/2002 3:10:06 AM ET by blackgold51
Edited 8/12/2002 3:19:39 AM ET by blackgold51