A Hate Word Defined
When the Native American is referred to as a REDSKIN they are being called a non human.
What you are being told is the part of you that is Native is a GODLESS BEAST.
If you do not feel this, it is because the ones who hate you have destroyed the Human Being that should exist in you.
You can be sure your ancestors know what this word means.
What you have missed is how the word REDSKIN came into existence and how it has been used.
What you have missed is how it has never changed...
To the non-Native:
Long ago when our people first met. You gave us a name to express your hatred. That name was "REDSKINS." You viewed the "REDSKIN" as a big dumb animal. You slaughtered our children as you would slaughter the wolf. You skinned the bodies of our families and made leggings and tobacco pouches. You turned in the REDSKIN of the Native American for bounty. Yes, you took away our religion, and you said, "What animal understands a higher power?" You confined us to areas because the modern man keeps animals in a game reserve. It was your game, your sport and your joy.
When we hear and read the name REDSKIN, we remember the past. This is the modern day, the dawn of the 21st century, but as Human Beings we see you have no respect for us in the present. We are not allowed to move freely or to be free from your words of hate.
We are treated like you treat the animals,
"Stay out of sight and keep quiet REDSKIN, and you can have your life."
A REDSKIN IS AN ANIMAL
Then there are others who sell out and use the word to make money for themselves. These people don't know or don't care how their fellow Natives feel.