Definition of Red Indian
1. Noun. A member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived.
Generic synonyms: Amerindian, Native American
Specialized synonyms: Algonquian, Algonquin, Anasazi, Athabascan, Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan, Maya, Mayan, Nahuatl, Olmec, Zapotec, Zapotecan, Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian, Chickasaw, Coeur D'alene, Creek, Haida, Hoka, Hokan, Iroquois, Muskhogean, Muskogean, Penutian, Pueblo, Injun, Red Man, Redskin, Salish, Shoshone, Shoshoni, Taracahitian, Tlingit, Wakashan, Aleut, Aleutian, Eskimo, Esquimau, Inuit, Paleo-american, Paleo-amerind, Paleo-indian, Sannup, Squaw
Group relationships: Amerindian Race, Indian Race
Language type: Derogation
Definition of Red Indian
1. Noun. American Indian. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Red Indian
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1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1844)
"A red Indian cup with a black rim. A greenish flower pott sett in silver and gilt. ... A red Indian pott with a silver and gilt frame, cover and handle. ..."
2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1883)
"A Red Indian REVENGE RAID. A TRUE STORY. BEFORE I begin to describe this terrible, but I am now happy to say very rare, episode of frontier life, ..."
3. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1889)
"CHAPTER V. THE Red Indian OF NORTH AMERICA IN CONTACT WITH THE FRENCH AND ENGLISH. BY GEORGE E. ELLIS, DD, LL. D. President uf the Massachusetts Historical ..."
4. The History of the Church Missionary Society: Its Environment, Its Men and by Eugene Stock (1899)
"THE Red Indian MISSIONS : PATTERNS OF ZEAL AND TRIUMPHS OF CMS and the N.-W. Canada ... To neither the Maori Chris- and New tians nor to the Red Indian ..."
5. The Story of the New England Whalers by John Randolph Spears (1908)
"This • ii Told of the Red Indian Whalers 20 While the Eskimos have always been on friendly terms with the white whalers (too friendly for the,r own good), ..."
6. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1885)
"... brought them to such a pitch of exasperation, that they, in the middle of the eighteenth century, offered a reward for every head of a Red Indian. ..."