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Native Americans Washington: Seattle 1998 Brooks, Terry. A Knight of the Word. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 127. Pg. 127: "Clusters of what looked to be homeless were gathered here, many of them Native Americans, and a couple of police officers on bicycles. "; Pg. 153: "But mostly there were Native Americans. They occupied the majority of the benches, particularly those fronting Western. They sat together in small groups on the grassy knoll. One or two lay sleeping in the sunshine, wrapped in old blankets or coats. They were a ragged, sullen group, their copper faces weathered, their black hair lank, and their clothes shabby. The ones sitting on the benches fronting the sidewalk... had placed paper cups and boxes in front of them to solicit handouts from passersby. They kept their faces lowered and their eyes on each other... " [More, pg. 154-168, not in DB.]
Native Americans Washington: Seattle 1998 Brooks, Terry. A Knight of the Word. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 155. "'Maybe I've come to be with my brothers and sisters. The Sinnissippi are gone, but there are still plenty of other tribes. Some of them have prospered. They run casinos and sell fireworks. They have councils to govern their people and rules to enforce their proclamations. The government in Washington recognizes their authority. They call them Native Americans and pass laws that give them special privileges. They don't call them Indians or Redskins anymore. at least, not to their faces.'

He cocked his eyebrow at her. 'There is even a segment of the population who believes that my people were wronged once, long ago, when white Europeans took away their land and their way of life. Can you imagine that?' " [The 'Sinnissippi' is apparently a fictional tribe imagined by the author or this novel.]

Native Americans West, The 1984 Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1949); pg. 210. "Nor is there any racial discrimination, or any marked domination of one province by another. Jews, Negroes, South Americans of pure Indian blood are to be found in the highest ranks of the Party... "
Native Americans Western Hemisphere 1492 C.E. Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 53. "'Hell, I'm the one who said we should go back to when the Europeans first arrived here, and tell them thanks but no thanks.'

'You were being facetious,' she reminded him. 'Weren't you?' A little sardonic edge to her voice. Had Trevor actually harbored that fantasy? 'You yourself admitted it was impossible--carrying that message to all the Indian nations on the coasts of two continents and the islands of the Caribbean, and getting them to agree. It was too broad a front. Too many languages...' "

Native Americans Western Hemisphere 1700 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 103. Pg. 103: "The cruelty of the bull baiting brought to mind Trevor's observation that it was the English, not the Spanish, who first gave small-pox infected blankets to the Indians... "; Pg. 105: "The walls were bare except for two framed prints: one, hanging by the first landing, portrayed William Penn 'treating with the Indians'... "
Native Americans Western Hemisphere 1987 Bryant, Edward. "Down in the Dreamtime " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 290. "'We will not need help from Europeans. The winds are rising--all around the world, just as they are here in the outback. Look at the Indian homeland that is being carved with machetes and bayonets from the American jungle...' "
Native Americans Western Hemisphere 1988 Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 121. "'...I've talked with representatives of every Indian tribe on both the north and south continents, including some the anthropologists don't know aout. In Patagonia a tribe keeps young ground-sloths for pets and hides them from visitors...' " [Many other references to Native Americans in book, not all in DB.]
Native Americans Western Hemisphere 2100 Gloss, Molly. The Dazzle of Day. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 21. "...we go on planting our maize as the Indians must have done on this same land before Columbus came, cutting the old stalks with machetes, dropping the seeds into holes made with pointed sticks... "
Native Americans Wisconsin 1850 McHugh, Maureen F. "The Lincoln Train " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 335. "Do they mean that she really came from Oklahoma? They talk about how bad it will be this winter. Michael says there are Wisconsin Indians resettled down there... "
Native Americans Wisconsin 2011 Willis, Connie. "The Last of the Winnebagos " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 32. "'Did you get the stuff on the Winnebago Indians?' I asked her.

'Yes. They were in Wisconsin, but they're not anymore. In the mid-seventies there were sixteen hundred of them on the reservation and about forty-five hundred altogether, but by 2000 the number was down to five hundred, and now they don't think there are any left, and nobody knows what happened to them.

...'I called the Bureau of Indian Affairs,' Ramirez said... "; Pg. 43: "...and it wouldn't matter if a hundred witnesses... had seen her on Indian School Road. "

Native Americans Wisconsin 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 69. "Jacob Fire Cloud's heart burst with joy as his eyes beheld the vision standing before him. She had returned to save her people, the woman who had taught the Lakota how to pray. She had returned, her voice carried upon the wind. The White Buffalo Woman had come home.

She had returned once before, coming back in her animal form. In 1994, a white buffalo had been born in Janesville, Wisconsin, bringing great prosperity to the Native American people. Many tribes had grown wealthy from casinos, buying back some of the land stolen from them by the white man. " [Many more refs. to this, not in DB.]

Native Americans world -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 39. "'We can trade for hides and game; maybe, but not corn. If this is the thirteenth century B.C., the local paleo-Indians will still be pure hunter-gatherers. Maize hasn't gotten far out of Mexico yet. There were farming villages . . . ah, there are farming villages away down in Mexico and Central America, but even the Olmecs haven't happened yet, or maybe they're just starting. I'd have to look it up.'

...'The Olmecs built . . . are building . . . Well, the first Olmec ceremonial centers were started about the thirteenth century B.C. at San Lorenzo, yes, and the first Chavin temples in Peru. Dr. Arnstein is right about the local Indians [in Nantucket, Massachusetts], I'm afraid. Not paleo-Indians, late Archaic phase. No farming to speak of. Possibly some gardens with squash and gourds, but no corn...' "

Native Americans world 1492 C.E. Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 188. "For instance, here are some random dates as they appear on the Illuminati system of reckoning:

...Indians discover Columbus: 5492 A.M... "

Native Americans world 1500 C.E. McAuley, Paul J. Pasquale's Angel. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1994); pg. 128-129. [papal parade in Italy] "There was a brief pageant in which Cristoforo Colombo stepped from his boat through waves represented by twisting blue cloths, to be greeted by actors naked but for loinclothes with feather head-dresses and skins stained red with tobacco juice, the noble Savages of the Friendly Isles of the New World. Further on, Amerigo Vespucci was receivd by King Motecuhzoma II of the Mexican Empire, who was seated on a small white, stepped pyramid amidst a cornucopia of maize... guavas, pitahayas, avocados, sweet potatoes & manioc set on gold and silver plates.

The Pope only glanced at this last tableau before jogging his horse forward. Rome supported the contention of Spain that the Savages of the New World, from the innocent Indians of the Friendly Isles to the proud bloodthirsty Mexican and Mayan empires, must be conquered in the name of Christ, & that Florentines were endangering their souls by consorting with Savages and accepting them as equals. "

Native Americans world 1500 C.E. Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 25. "'Oh, with Iberian help, aye. But I think the West Indians mistrust Iberia now, so many of their peoples have been sent to the slaughter...' " [Actually, this appears to be a reference to the West Indies, not to Native Americans.]
Native Americans world 1532 C.E. Kessel, John "Invaders " (published 1990) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 834. "The hilt was almost twised from de Arce's grasp as the Indian went down... Six thousand dead Indians, and not one Spaniard nicked. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Native Americans world 1700 Dick, Philip K. A Maze of Death. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1970); pg. 101. "'...But the quasi-biological, ultra-sentient life forms on god-worlds--they're just as much the products of natural biological evolution as we are. In time we may evolve that far . . . even farther. I'm not saying we will, I'm saying we can.' He pointed his finger determinedly at Seth Morley. 'They didn't create the universe. They're not Manifestations of the Mentufacturer. All we have is their verbal report that they are Manifestations of the Deity. Why should we believe them? Naturally, if we ask them, 'Are you God? Did you make the universe?' they'll reply in the affirmative. We'd do the same thing; white men, back in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, told the natives of North and South America exactly the same thing.'

'But the Spanish and English and French were colonists. They had a motive for pretending to be gods. Take Cortez. He--' "

Native Americans world 1890 Doyle, Arthur Conan. "The Sign of Four " in A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four. New York: Berkley/Penguin Putnam (1994; c. 1890); pg. 201. "The aborigines of the Andaman Islands may perhaps claim the distinction of being the smallest race upon this earth, though some anthropologists prefer the Bushmen of Africa, the Digger Indians of America, and the Terra del Fuegians... "
Native Americans world 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 361. "Consulting the program, he was informed that Helen America was in fact the authoress of Mazulem the Night Owl, as well as Harlequein Panattahah and The Genii of the Algonquins. "
Native Americans world 1943 Rand, Ayn. Fountainhead. New York: Penguin (1993; c. 1943); pg. 342. "He ran photographs of religious sculpture through the ages--the Sphinx, gargoyles, totem poles... "
Native Americans world 1956 Knight, Damon. "Extempore " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1956); pg. 152. "Bossi had fasted all day, having in mind the impressive results claimed by Yogis, early Christian saints and Amerinds... "
Native Americans world 1963 Knight, Damon. "The Big Pat Boom " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1963); pg. 266. "'The little Indian papoose?... Or the birchbark calendar?' "
Native Americans world 1973 Ellison, Harlan. "Cold Friend " in Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction (Frederik Pohl, ed.) Chicago, IL: Playboy Press (1980; 1st pub Galaxy, Oct. 1973); pg. 338. "'I was here first!'

'That's what the Indians said and look what happened to them!' "

Native Americans world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 94. "The paleface kept turning colors, the way people do when you're on peyote. Now he looked almost like an Indian. That made it easier to talk to him... As usual, peyote had brought him a big Truth. If blacks and whites and Indians were turning colors all the time, there wouldn't be any hate in the world, because nobody would know which people to hate. "
Native Americans world 1976 Amis, Kingsley. The Alteration. New York: Viking Press (1976); pg. 170. "'Well, Dawn Daughter was betrothed to a chief, but she loved a young warrior named White Fox. On the night before the marriage, White Fox came to Dawn Daughter and took her up on his horse, and off they went together. But the moon was bright that night, & they were seen escaping, and the chief gave chase with all his men. NOw White Fox's horse was the biggest and the strongest of all the tribe had, but with the two on his back he began to grow tired, & the chief's men began to draw near. So White Fox called to the Spirit the tribe worshipped, and asked him to send another horse. The Spirit heard him, & suddenly there was another horse running beside them, a wondrous horse with eyes that shone in the dark. He came so close that Dawn Daughter was able to climb on to his back.' There was a short pause while a fresh stick was prepared. 'They rode together for an extent, & the chief's men fell behind, but then the Spirit's horse galloped faster and faster...' "
Native Americans world 1976 Amis, Kingsley. The Alteration. New York: Viking Press (1976); pg. 170-171. "'...and White Fox couldn't stay with him. He saw him come to the mountain and start to climb it, and he followed at the best speed he could... They had just reached the foot of the mountain... Well, they went on up. I suppose a god's horse can go anywhere, but the real horse must have found it tought... Yes, when Whitie Fox was almost at the top a mist came down and hid the moon, so he couldn't find his way. That was the god's work. White Fox had to wait for daylight before he could do anything.'

'Where were the chief and his men?'

'I don't know. So: White Fox went right to the top and found there was a cliff below him. Just here.' She pointed. 'It doesn't show here in the photogram it's a cliff, but it is. At the edge of the cliff were four hoof-marks in the rock. They don't show either in this, but they're there: I saw them.'

'Real hoof-marks, in rock?'

'Well--they surely looked real' " [More, pg. 171-172.]

Native Americans world 1976 Matheson, Richard. What Dreams May Come. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1978); pg. 91. Pg. 90-91: "'My father's house has many mansions, Chris,' he said. 'For instance, you'll find, in the hereafter, the particular heaven of each theology.'

'Which is right then?' I asked, completely baffled now.

'All of them,' he said, 'and none. Buddhist, Hindu, Moslem, Christian, Jew--each has an after-life experience which reflects his own beliefs. The Viking has his Valhalla, the American Indian his Happy Hunting Ground, the zealot his City of Gold. All are real. Each is a portion of the overall reality.' "

Native Americans world 1978 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 75. "...her father was a nationally recognized archaeologist... Professor Lang often traveled to New York, London, Metropolis, Rome, as well as the sites of early American Indian excavations. "
Native Americans world 1978 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 100. "A helicopter touched down in the prison courtyard and an obscure little man named John Lightfoot scurried in to take off before some of the guards could even turn their heads and see... Lightfoot was a professor of linguistics who was once unfortunate enough to become involved with a collection of incompetent industrial spies. "; Pg. 101: "Six minutes later Luthor was presented with the smiling figure of John Lightfoot, linguist extraordinaire... " [Other refs. to this character, not in DB. Judging by his name, he is apparently a Native American, but his ethnicity is not referred to.]
Native Americans world 1982 Sturgeon, Theodore. "Derm Fool " in Laughing Space (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. (1982); pg. 113. "'Did it bite you, too, David? It bit m-me, the little beast. The Indians worship it. Th-they say its bite will ch-change you into a snake . . .' "
Native Americans world 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 20: "Badlands ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Oct. 1984); pg. 18. Pg. 18: Rahne: "L-Look, Illyana! You healed th' Indian, as you did Amara! Tha's the key! Yuir sword!! " ['The Indian' referred to here is police officer Tom Corsi, who, along with nurse Sharon Friedlander, was transformed into an Indian, and into a demon, by the Demon Bear.]; Pg. 21: "Sam! Officer Corsi and Nurse Friedlander--they're human--they aren't demons any more--but they've not returned to their true selves1 They're still Red Indians! "; William Moonstar: "And that, I'm afraid, is how they'll remain. Their bodies were reshaped before they were possessed. You drove out their demonic natures, but that didn't affect the original enchantment. It's kind of a vicious reminder that, while you defeated the bear, you've a long way to go before challenging the evil that spawned it. "
Native Americans world 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 20: "Badlands ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Oct. 1984); pg. 23. Danielle Moonstar: "I know that voice--but it can't be--?!? "; William Moonstar: "Guess again, little spirit. We weren't killed, but enslaved--transformed into the Demon Bear you fought, a foul corruption of our sacred symbol of courage and integrity. We were meant to do the same to you, only my father's--your grandfather, Black Eagle's--spells kept us at bay. All we could do was haunt your dreams, until his death. But by then, you'd left the mountains, forcing us to hunt you down. We tried to resist, Dani--but we were helpless. Our 'master' enjoyed making us suffer. Our anguish was its pleasure. "
Native Americans world 1986 Asimov, Isaac. "Afterword " in The War of the Worlds (by H. G. Wells). New York: Penguin Putnam (1986; c. 1898); pg. 212. "The Europeans took over the two American continents. The native civilizations of Mexico and Peru, the Aztecs and the Incas, were wiped out very quickly, and the Indians themselves were mistreated and enslaved. In those lands where English-speaking settlers penetrated, there was outright genocide. The Indian tribes of what is now the United States were simply wiped out, and in a very cruel way, too, as the Europeans broke their pledged word over and over again.

It is frequently said that there are more Indians in the United States now than in the time of Columbus, but the present-day Indians are the ill-treated descendants of a few southwestern tribes. Most of the remaining tribes are gone. "

Native Americans world 1989 Laidlaw, Marc. "His Powder'd Wig, His Crown of Thornes " in Omni Visions One (Ellen Datlow, ed). Greensboro, NC: Omni Books (1993; story copyright 1989); pg. 153. "'How about this?' The Indian fingered a large eagle with spreading wings.

...'I . . . I think I've seen it somewhere before. An old Indian design, isn't it?'

'Not an Indian sign,' he said. 'A sign for all people.'

'Really? Well, I'd like to bring it to all people. I'm a dealer in fine jewelry. I could get a very large audience for these pieces. I could make you a very rich man.'

'Rich?' The Indian set the plaque aside. 'Plenty of Indians are rich. The tribes have al the land and factories they want--as much as you have. But we lack what you also lack: freedom. What is wealth when we have no freedom?' "

Native Americans world 1989 Laidlaw, Marc. "His Powder'd Wig, His Crown of Thornes " in Omni Visions One (Ellen Datlow, ed). Greensboro, NC: Omni Books (1993; story copyright 1989); pg. 156. "'We aided the British in that war. Cherokee and Iroquois, others of the Six Nations. We thought the British would save us from the Colonists; we didn't know that they had different ways of enslavement. "
Native Americans world 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 425. Pg. 425: "She had also had some success as a public speaker of Spiritual Discourses, under the control of her spirit guides, who were mostly a Red Indian girl called Cherry (an affectionate abbreviation of Cherokee and a dead Scottish professor of chemistry... "; [Also pg. 129, 337-338.]
Native Americans world 1990 Glancy, Diane. "Aunt Parnetta's Electric Blisters " (published 1990) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 818. "But she was a stranger in this world. An Indian in a white man's land. 'Even the ferge's whate,' Parnetta told the Great Spirit.

'Wasn't everybody a stranger and a pilgrim?' The Great Spirit seemed to speak to her, or it was her own thoughts wandering in her head from her dreams.

'No,' Parnetta insisted. Some people were at home on this earth, moving with ease. She would ask the Great Spirit more about it later. When he finally yanked the life out of her like the pin in a grenade... " [Other refs. not in DB.]

Native Americans world 1991 Brooks, Terry. Hook. New York: Fawcett Columbine (1991); pg. 272. "Wendy moved to embrace him, and as she did she remembered anew what it had been like all those years ago to fly away with Peter Pan to Neverland, to roam the island of pirates and Indians and mermaids, to live beneath the Nevertree and tell stories to the Lost Boys... "
Native Americans world 1995 Aldiss, Brian. "Becoming the Full Butterfly " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 208. "In Monument Valley, gigantic stadia were being constructed at top speed. Bookings were being taken for seats... The League of Indigenous American Peoples was holding protest meetings. "
Native Americans world 1995 Bradbury, Ray. "Quicker Than the Eye " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1995); pg. 119. "How she spanked her dear, idiot-grinning, carry-on-somehow men turned boys as she spun them like cigar-store Indians, knocked them with her brontosaur hip, leaned on them like barber-poles... "
Native Americans world 1996 Bradbury, Ray. "The Other Highway " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 254. "He drove through the cool, shady town, staring at the porches and the windows with the colored glass fringing them. If you looked from the inside of those windows out, people had different-colored faces for each pane you looked through. They were Chinese if you looked through one, Indian through another... "
Native Americans world 1996 Bradbury, Ray. "The Very Gentle Murders " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 103. "Wherever he laid a hand it drew blood. 'Ow! Damn!' He sucked his fingers. 'Are these Amazon Indian blowgun darts?'

'No. Just plain old rusty lockjaw needles.' "

Native Americans world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 32. "This man reminded me of that photograph of . . . Chief Joseph is it? Or Geronimo? One of those figures. "
Native Americans world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 307. "'where I come from there's this thing called political correctness... it means you get into trouble if you don't give equal rights to women, disabled people, people from all ethnic backgrounds, black, Asian, Hispanic, American Indian, whatever...' "
Native Americans world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 130. "Here is a partial statement of [Le Guin's] editorial credo:
I wish science fiction were not as white as it is... I am glad and proud of the African American and Native American presences in this book but sorry there are not more...
Native Americans world 1998 Golden, Christopher. X-Men: Codename Wolverine. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1998); pg. 14. "A quick look at the stairs confirmed that the other three members of his team--Creed, North, and Silver Fox--were heading for... " [Silver Fox, a Native American, is one of the main characters in the book. Refs. throughout, not in DB. But no notable refs. to her ethnicity.]
Native Americans world 2000 Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 222. "His name was Forge, and he was both a Cheyenne Indian shaman and a mutant... "
Native Americans world 2020 Heinlein, Robert A. Friday. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1982); pg. 260. "Before your records were destroyed, I once scratched my curiosity by listing the sources that went into creating you. As near as I can recall they are:

Finnish, Polynesian, Amerindian, Inuit, Danish, red Irish, Swazi, Korean, German, Hindu, English--and bits and pieces from elsewhere since none of the above are pure. "

Native Americans world 2020 Watson, Ian. The Flies of Memory. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1990); pg. 117. "'...Our Mayflowers will hav landed safely and found no Indians in the way, merely one crazy Nazi.' "
Native Americans world 2025 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 177. "Her face looked strong with its deep crevices. Jason wondered if she was a Native American. He wondered if she believed in vortexes like his mother did. He'd learned that it wasn't polite to ask people. And sometimes it embarrassed his mother. She said that people's religious beliefs were very personal. "
Native Americans world 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. xxiv. "And no wonder the Gaians have targeted our brief, transitional, pastoral/agricultural era as the one we most need to stay in contact with. I believe them when they tell us that even if there were any way for us as a viable species to be hunters and gatherers again, which there certainly will never be, such a life for humans has less to recommend it. And what is small-scale herding and diversified planting, with a little hunting and foraging thrown in, but homesteading--the most wholesome way people have ever devised for living upon the Earth, the happiest balance between nature and culture, the best way to use natural resources without using them up.

(Answer: Native Americans and other tribal life, sometimes. Amish farming, virtually always...)

Native Americans world 2050 Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. Last Refuge. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 317. "'It is being an ol' Native Buddhist trick, kimo sabe,' he said in the silly cowboy/Tibetan accent he had affected when speaking English... "
Native Americans world 2071 Delany, Samuel R. Babel-17. Boston: Gregg Press (1976; first ed. 1966); pg. 157. "'...Your great grandparents were Indian, weren't they?'

'Yeah. Seminoles.'

Rydra shrugged. 'Quipucamayocuna is Mayan. Same difference...' "

Native Americans world 2086 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 243. "'...dancing to the glory of God has a long history. It doesn't have to be artistic--the Shakers could never have made the Bolshoi--it merely has to be enthusiastic. Do you find Indian Rain Dances irreverent?'

'That's different.'

'Everything always is...' "

Native Americans world 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 108. "'Does the polity have any enemies?'

'Of course! Many! Countless hordes! A vast spectrum of refuseniks and dissidents! Amish. Anarchists. Andaman Islanders. Australian aborigines. A certain number of tribal Afghanis. Certain American Indians. And that's just in the A's!' "

Native Americans world 2100 Anthony, Piers. Hard Sell. Houston, TX: Tafford Publishing (1990); pg. 124. "'...System is based on the old tsanstsay--the Indian shrunken heads. You know how they cut off the--' "
Native Americans world 2100 Waldrop, Howard. "...the World, as we Know 't " (published 1982) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 499. [Year estimated.] "'All gone,' he said at last.

'The buffalo. The Indians,' said Margurite.

'The Chinese. The bold Russians. The Turks,' said Hampton "

Native Americans world 2106 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 58. "An ethnic assay of the travelers showed significant numbers of Anglo-Saons, Celts, Germans, Slavs, Latins, Native Americans, Arabs, Turks and other Central Asiatics, and Japanese. "
Native Americans world 2110 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 259-260. "Ten people, all heavily armed with bows and blades, came stamping and dripping into the shelter. They were led by a gigantic middle-aged man nearly as massive as Stein who wore the shell ornaments and fringed deerskin clothing of a Native American... Nobody spoke until the gray-haired Native American said, 'And it was iron--iron that killed the Lady Epone?'

...The red man turned to the girl and demanded, 'Give it [the dagger] to me.'

'And who the hell do you think you are?' she said coolly.

He roared with laughter and the sound of it boomed in the hollow trunk of the Tree... 'I'm Peopeo Moxmox Burke, last chief of the Wallawalla tribe and former justice of the Washington State Supreme Court. I'm also the one-time leader of this gang of paskudnyaks and its present Sergeant at Arms and Warlord in Chief. Now may I please examine your dagger?' " [Other refs. to this character. See also pg. 261-265, 271, 282-286, 307, 323-325, etc.]

Native Americans world 2150 McHugh, Maureen F. China Mountain Zhang. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 90. Pg. 89-90: "'When they had trouble with depression in space, they asked the Inuit Eskimo and the Greenland Eskimo about perlerorneq. It's like a circuit-breaker. Now the Eskimo train research crews in space ways to deal with it. I learned about it in school, in my Native Studies course.' "; Pg. 97: "...but I'm one of the last empty domes before the long stretch to New Arizona and it's not unusual for people to stop...

'Going to New Arizona?' I ask.

'No,' he says, 'just in.'

New Arizona is about nineteen hours away. Why did he take the child? "; Pg. 292: "'...And the only American primitive period was the Native Americans, and their economic history is discontinuous from ours.' "; Pg. 298: "Our footsteps are muffled by sand-colored carpet, wooden desks have Native American pottery on them, plants are growing out of Native American baskets. "

Native Americans world 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 623. Pg. 623: "His shirt is buckskin; a necklace of beads hangs from his neck. He looks like a Plains Indian, although Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, or the noblest Roman Nose of them all would have kicked him out of the tribe. Not that they were anti-Semitic, they just could not have respected a brave who broke out into hives when near a horse.

Born Julius Applebaum, he legally became Rousseau Red Hawk on his Naming Day. "; Pg. 632: "Almost, he decided to desert with Rousseau Red Hawk and join the neo-Amerinds. "

Native Americans world 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 654. "Red Hawk believes in this plot to destroy LA. He is happy because, though he hasn't said so, he has grieved while in Mother Nature's lap for intellectual companionship. The other savages can hear a deer at a hundred yards, detect a rattlesnake in the bushes, but they're deaf to the footfalls of philosophy, the neigh of Nietzsche, the rattle of Russell... " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Native Americans world 2200 Arnason, Eleanor. A Woman of the Iron People. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1991); pg. 58. "'Yeah?' the radio said. The voice was deep and a little hoarse. I was talking to Edward Antoine Whirlwind, Ph.D., author of Native American Society on the Reservation and Patterns of Survival in the Late Twentieth Century, formerly the Bellecourt Distinguished Professor at the University of Duluth--he resigned the position when he left Earth--and for many years my colleague in the Department of Cross-cultural studies. "
Native Americans world 2200 Arnason, Eleanor. A Woman of the Iron People. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1991); pg. 160. "'That's where it's at,' one of them told me, a witch wearing a loincloth and a lot of tattoos. 'Mother Earth and Father Sky, the things that live--the plants and animals. All the old mysteries that the prophets spoke about. Black Elk and the Buddha. Jesus and Mother Charity...' "
Native Americans world 2200 Arnason, Eleanor. A Woman of the Iron People. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1991); pg. 186. "A trickster god like Anansi the Spider and coyote and B'rer Rabbit. There were other odd similarities. The Old Woman in the North reminded me of a character out of Inuit mythology. Was there such a thing as a universal archetype? Would we find the same characters on planet after plant? " [Also pg. 22.]

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