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Native American or American Indian? Beats Us.

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You may have learned in school that Thanksgiving was all about the Pilgrims and the Indians, but is it? As with many terms that have become embroiled in the PC wars, the short answer is: That depends. The New York Times permits use of the word “Indian” in headlines and in articles - just not on first reference, in which case “American Indian” is the preferred term