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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Bedouin world 2057 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 369. "All over both worlds [Mars and Earth], Bedouin settlements looked drab from the outside. When they abandoned tents, their neighborhoods took on a windowless thick-walled look, as if perpetually hunched over to protect themselves from the desert heat. Only when you got inside their homes did one see what was protected, the courtyards, the gardens, the fountains, the birds, the staircases, the mirrors, the arabesques... "
Bedouin 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. 101. "They had seen Gypsies and Cossacks and desert nomads and voortrekkers... "
Bengali Illinois: Chicago 2030 Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 206. "ManPower. It was an organization I'd heard of. It recruited from the South Side gangs, black, white, Bengali, Afrikaner, Eritrean, Albanian, Berber, Jewish, Moslem, for the world's military forces. "
Bengali India 1000 C.E. Anthony, Piers & Alfred Tella. The Willing Spirit. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 176. "'Uh, did you say you can write as well as read Bengali?' "
Bengali India 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. 232. At Agra there were the Third Bengal Fusiliers, some Sikhs, two troops of horse, and a battery of artillery. A volunteer corps of clerks and merchants had been formed, and this I joined, wooden leg and all.
Bengali India 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 269. "'...One battery of Wolsely mortar-organs can send a Bengali regiment straight to hell in five minutes.' "
Bengali India 1967 Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States. New York: Harper & Row (1978); pg. 30. "...hook-nosed Bengalis on their way to Simla for a Kali ceremony. "
Bengali India 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 27. "One man with a red bandanna around his head screamed loudly in what Baedecker took to be Hindi or Bengali. "
Bengali India 2008 Carter, Raphael. "Congenital Agenesis of Gender Ideation by K. N Sirsi and Sandra Botkin " in Starlight 2 (Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.). New York: Tor (1998); pg. 94. "...and some other Indian language--perhaps Bengali, which lacks morphological gender distinctions. "
Bengali New Hampshire 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 4. Pg. 4: "'...the one on Bengali poetry. You said I spent too much time on Rabindranath Tagore.' ";

Pg. 5: "'Amrita's going too,' I said. '...I convinced Morrow that Amrita could translate the Bengali for me.'...Harper's had contacted three authorities on Bengali literature, two of them Indian writers living in the States... 'She does speak Bengali, doesn't she?' Morrow had asked over the phone. 'Sure,' I'd said. Actually, Amrita spoke Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, and a little Punjabi as well as German Russian, and English, but not Bengali. Close enough, I thought. ";

Pg. 8: "'It's part of a traditional Bengali song,' I said. 'Notice how Das has embedded the rhythm of it in the general passage. He shifts from classical Vedic form to folk-Bengali and then back to Vedic. It's a complicated stylistic treatment, even allowing for translation.' " [Many other refs., not in DB, e.g. pg. 12, 21-24, etc.]

Bengali New York: New York City: Manhattan 3414 Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1985); pg. 79. "Wednesday did not know it, since its main ethnic flavoring in Manhattan was not Chinese but Amerind and Bengali. "
Bengali Russia 2038 Brin, David. Earth. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 90. "Along the banks of the Yenisey River... Before you were Kurds, Bengalis, Brazilians. Now you are people of the North. "
Bengali Thailand: Bangkok 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 298. Pg. 297: "...she's in Bangkok... "; Pg. 298: "She figures it out... the struggling mob on the Chinatown waterfront had been Thais, attacking Indian and Chinese shops; the Indians, Bangalas, Pakistanis, and Chinese seem to have gotten together enough to mount a counterattack... "
Bengali United Kingdom 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 37. "The driver is a Bengali Alex knows slightly. His minicab is done out in red plush and gold braiding. Little trinkets hang from bead-chains on the dashboard. There's a hologram of Shiva the Destroyer right next to the driver's laminated photo ID, and the slogan God gives me speed is littered across the top of the windscreen. " [More refs. to this cab driver, not in DB.]
Bengali United Kingdom: London 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 17. "'One of my grandads was a Bengali, a Hindu who'd emigrated to London...' "
Bengali United Kingdom: London 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 38. "'...You know that cafe?'

'The Gunga Din?' Alex knows it's where Billy Rock's family supplies half the Bengali crackheads. "

Bengali world 1500 C.E. Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 24. "'...until after you have dined... with the ambassador from Cathay and the ambassador from Bengahl.' " [Also pg. 140]
Berber Benin 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 270. "...the Holaini--a sub-branch of the Berbers, of Muslim faith and Hamitic race... "
Berber California: Los Angeles 1979 Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 222. -
Berber Illinois: Chicago 2030 Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 206. "ManPower... recruited from the South Side gangs, black, white, Bengali, Afrikaner, Eritrean, Albanian, Berber, Jewish, Moslem, for the world's military forces. "
Berber world 875 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. King and Emperor. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 25. "Most of his army now were the descendants of Berbers, converted Spaniards, even Goths. " [Also, pg. 30, 44, 310, 323, other.]
Bihari India 1848 Moore, William. Bayonets in the Sun. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978; first pub. 1974); pg. 38. "...Jean Baptiste Ventura... reorganised the infantry into a formidable army including Ghurkas, Pathans, Biharis and Ooriyas. "
Bizango Haiti 1986 Miller, John J. "Beasts of Burden " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 47. "'...And who, if you don't mind me asking, are you?'

The woman laughed good-humoredly. 'No, child, I don't mind at all. It shows admirable caution on your part. I am Mambo Julia, priestess and premiere reine of the local Bizango chapter.' She must have correctly read the baffled look on Chrysalis's face, for she laughed aloud. 'You blancs are so funny! You think you know everything. You come to Haiti in your great airplane, walk about for one day, and then dispense your magical advice that will cure all our ills. And not once do even one of you leave Port-au-Prince!' Mambo Julia laughed again, this time with some derision. 'You know nothing of Haiti, the real Haiti...' " [Many more references to this character and to others of the Bizango, most not in DB. See pg. 46 to 59, the end of this story.]

Bizango Haiti 1986 Miller, John J. "Beasts of Burden " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 49. "'There have always been two Haitis,' Mambo Julia said. 'There is the city, Port-au-Prince, where the government and its law rule. And there is the countryside, where the Bizango rules.'

'You used that word before,' Chrysalis said... 'What does it mean?'

'As your skeleton, which I can see so clearly, holds your body together, so the Bizango binds the people of the countryside. It is an organization, a society with a network of obligations and order. Not everyone belongs to it, but everyone has a place in it and all abide by its decisions. The Bizango settles disputes that would otherwise rip us apart. Sometimes it is easy. Sometimes, as when someone is sentenced to become a zombi, it is difficult.' "

Bizango Haiti 1986 Miller, John J. "Beasts of Burden " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 49. "'The Bizango sentenced Marcel to become a zombi?'

Mambo Julia nodded. 'He was a bad man. We in Haiti are more permissive about certain things than you Americans. Marcel liked girls. There is nothing wrong with that. Many men have several women. It is all right as long as they can support them and their children. But Marcel liked young girls. Very young girls. He couldn't stop, so the Bizango sat in judgment and sentenced him to become a zombi.'

'They turned him into a zombi?'

'No, my dead. They judged him.' Mambo Julia lost her air of convivial jollity. 'I made him into what he is today, and keep him that way by the powders I feed him daily.' "

Bizango Haiti 1986 Miller, John J. "Beasts of Burden " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 50. "'The Bizango is stronger in the country than in the city, but we have our agents even in Port-au-Prince. We've been watching you blancs since your arrival, thinking that Calixte might be bold enough to somehow take advantage of your presence, perhaps even try to make one of you his agent. When you publicly defied the Tonton Macoute, we knew that Calixte would be driven to get even with you. We kept close watch over you, and so were able to foil his attempt to kidnap you...' "
Bizango Haiti 1986 Miller, John J. "Beasts of Burden " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 52. "It was a rather simple plan. Two Bizango chasseurs--men with a rank of hunter in the Bizango, Mambo Julia explained--would dress in the zobop robes and masks that they'd captured earlier that evening, bring Chrysalis to Calixte's fortress, and tell him that they tracked her down in the forest. "
Bizango Haiti 1986 Miller, John J. "Beasts of Burden " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 59. "Chrysalis heard the snap of small-arms fire in the upper reaches of the fortress, but the Bizango chasseurs were too late. The bokor, swaying from the meathook above the dungeon floor, was already dead. "
black militants Hawaii 1994 Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994); pg. 98. "Byron Trumbo had an image of the gray-haired, ponytailed divorce lawyer--once an advocate of Black Panthers and antiwar radicals... "
black militants Illinois: Chicago 1980 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 127. "There was no traffic over the wall, nor through it, nor along the north-south arteries intersecting Cermak Road. The Dan Ryan Expressway had been dynamited at 35th Street and again at 63rd Street; the Stevenson Expressway was breached at Pulaski Road. Aerial reconnaissance reported that nearly every major street in the sector was blocked or otherwise unfit for vehicular traffic; fires raged unchecked on South Halsted, and cattle had been loosed from their pens in the stockyards. Police and Army troops patrolled the city above the wall, while black militants patrolled below it. The government made no effort to penetrate the barier, but instead appeared to be playing a waiting game. "
black militants Illinois: Chicago 1999 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 175. "Major Moresby was long used to death in the field; the manner of this man's dying didn't upset him--but the close scrutiny of his enemy jolted him as he'd not been jolted before. He suddenly understood the crude black cross etched on the yellow field [the armband], even though he'd not seen it before today. This was a civilian rebellion--organized insurrection.

Ramjets were Negro guerrillas. "

black militants Illinois: Chicago 2000 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 193. "Saltus turned away, expelling a breath of bitter disappointment; he wasn't sure what he had expected after so long a time, but certaily not that--not the bodies of station personnel dumped into an uncovered grave. The GI liners suggested their identities and suggested they had been dumped there by outsiders--by ramjets [black militants]. Survivors on station would have buried the bodies. "
black militants Illinois: Chicago 2000 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 195. "Saltus... uncovered the remains of civilians wearing nondescript civilian clothing, and one yellow armband. A faded black cross on a rotting patch of yellow goods meant nothing to him but he folded it away for later examination... The ramjets [black militants] themselves were beyond identification; sixteen months of exposure had made them as unrecognizable as those other bodies over the fence line. The only thing new he'd learned was that civilians were the bandits on the tape, civilians equipped with mortars and some kind of central organization--maybe the same group that had called in the Harry on Chicago. Ramjets allied with the Chinese--or at least inviting their cooporation.

To Saltus the scene read civil war. "

black militants New York: New York City 2015 Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 43. "What they talked about was whose protest it was--the Puerto Rican Nationalists? some Black Power revolutionaries? the Palestinians, the Irish, the Croats? It could have been almost anyone, for there did not seem to be a cause so quixotic or a hope so forlorn that some band of assasins was not prepared to set off a bomb for it. "
black militants Oregon: Portland 2002 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1971); pg. 102. "'...My father was black and my mother was white. It's kind of interesting. He was a real militant Black Power type, back in the seventies, you know, and she was a hippie. He was from a welfare family in Albinia, no father, and she was a corporation lawyer's daughter from Portland Heights. Anda dropout, and went on drugs, and all that stuff they used to do then. And they met at some political rally, demonstrating. That was when demonstrations were still legal. And they got married. But he couldn't stick it out very long, I mean the whole situation, not just the marriage. When I was eight he went off to Africa. To Ghana, I think. He thought his people came originally from there, but he didn't really know...' "
black militants USA 1959 Bison, Terry. Fire on the Mountain. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 164. "...was poised to spring on Atlanta like the Black Panther after which it was named. "
black militants USA 1963 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 137. "In the 1960s... But Earl was, by that time, irrelevant. The new generation of black leaders invoked his memory and quoted his speeches, and the Panthers copied his leather jacket, boots, and beret, but the fact of his continuing existence, as a human being rather than a symbol, was a bit disturbing. The movement would have preferred a dead martyr, whose image could have been used for any purpose, rather than a live, passionate man who said his own opinions loud and clear. "; Pg. 138: "By the 1970s, Earl settled permanently into Lena's apartment in Paris. Panther exiles like Cleaver tried to make common cause with him and failed. " [More.]
black militants USA 1970 Panshin, Alexei. "How Can We Sink When We Can Fly? " in Farewell To Yesterday's Tomorrow. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1975; c. 1971); pg. 123. "And as unhappiness rises, crime rises. Women march. Blacks burn their slums and arm themselves. Kids confront... All of us are police or demonstrators, or caught in between... "
black militants USA 1972 Dick, Philip K. The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1972); pg. 39. [Black Panthers mentioned at some length.]
black militants USA 2000 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 242. "'Brian, people everywhere were starving, dying of disease, rotting in neglect and misery, but those people possessed a leadership we now lacked. Ramjets had efficient leadership. Their leaders used them against us and it was our turn to suffer. There was revolution but little or no morality; whatever morality they may have possessed was quickly lost in the rebellion and we all suffered. The country was caught up in a senseless savagery.'

'That's when Moresby came up?'

A weary nod.

Major Moresby witnessed the beginning of the civil war when he emerged on his target date [1999]. They had chosen the same date for the outbreak of the rebellion--they had selected the Fourth of July as their target in a bid for independence from white America and the bombing of Chicago was intended to be the signal. Ramjet liason agents in Peiping had arranged that: Chicago--not Atlanta or Memphis...was the object of their greatest hatred after the wall. "

black militants USA 2000 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 243. "The President was assassinated, Congress fled--or died while trying to flee--and Washington burned. They burned many of the cities where they were numerically strong. In their passion they burned themselves out of their homes and destroyed the fields and crops which had fed them.

The few remainin glines of transportation which were open up at that moment ceased entirely. Trucks were intercepted, looted and burned, their drivers shot. Buses were stopped on interstate highways and white passengers killed. Railroad trains were abandoned whereer they stopped, or wherever the tracks were torn up, engineers and crews were murdered wherever they were caught. Desperate hunger soon followed the stoppage of traffic. "

black militants USA 2000 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 241-242. "Katrina looked down at her hands and swallowed paintfully. 'The twenty years finally ended for us in a shocking civil war.'

Chaney said: 'Ramjets.'

'They were called that, once they came into the open, once their statement of intent was publicized: Revolution And Morality. Sometimes we would see banners bearing the word RAM, but the name soon became something dirty--something akin to that other name they were called for centuries: it was a very bitter time and you [as a black man] would have suffered if you had remained on station.' "

black militants USA 2000 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 242-243. "The rebellion broke out almost a week earlier--quite by accident--when triggered by a riot in the little river town of Cairo, Illinois. A traffic arrest there, followed by a street shooting and then a wholesale jail delivery of black prisoners, upset the schedule: the revolt was quickly out of control. The state militia and the police were helpless, depleted in number, their reserve mainpower long sinc spent overseas; there was no regular army left standing in the U.S. except for token troops at various posts and stations... There was no remaining force to prevent the rebellion. Major Moresby climbed out of the vehicle and into the middle of the holocaust.

The agony went on for almost seventeen months. "

black militants USA 2020 Simmons, Dan. "E-ticket to 'Namland " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1987); pg. 218. "'The Black Panthers of the First Division. You remember them, perhaps?' "
Black Muslims California: Los Angeles 1965 Simmons, Dan. The Hollow Man. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 126. "For five years Soul Dad spoke to no one... working in the prison library, reading in his prison cell: the philosophy he had studied--beginning with a brief conversion to Christianity, and then, in the sixties with the influx of a new breed of black criminal, a second conversion to the Black Muslim creed... "
Black Muslims Georgia, USA 2066 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 229. "'Sort of,' he said. 'it's the name on my birth certificate, but Alexander and Guest certainly ain't Indian names. I'd be closer to using something like Alexander X, the way some of them old-time black Muslims did.' "
Black Muslims Luna 2050 Dick, Philip K. The Simulacra. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1964); pg. 5. "'...One year in Birmingham, he appeared before fifty Negro millionaires for benefit purposes; the funds raised went to help with Afro-Moslem lunar type colonization...' "
Black Muslims Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 313. "...there wouldn't be the chance of a Klansman at a Black Muslim convention of finding them. "
Black Muslims New York: New York City 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 170. "...The day she arrived [from Syria], she was even wearing one of them black Moslem things, you know, whatchacalit, a chador. She switched to American clothes pretty quick but it didn't help much...' "
Black Muslims New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 163. Pg. 163: "'I heard that Black Muslims were organizing around this guy Jibril Freshta,' I said, hoping to slide past Rebeckah's iron defenses. 'Could it be them?'

Either I was sly enough that she didn't catch it, or she gave it to me. 'From what I hear, Freshta is a pacifist and very law-abiding. So far, his people seem to prefer peaceful demonstrations.' ";

Pg. 163-164: "Her tone was even. I couldn't tell if she felt anything more than a passing respect for Jibril's message or not. Black Muslims had an unfortunate history of being anti-Semitic. I couldn't imagine Jibril as one of those, but I could understand her caution. "

Black Muslims Tennessee 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 14. "It was reasonable, then, to suppose that Percy X, too, would like to reach a larger audience. Everyone, after all, had an ego.

It was too bad, she reflected, that she couldn't paint herself coffee-color, call herself a Neeg and temporarily, for her own purposes, join them--not as a prying white potentially hostile visitor but as a new recruit.

She eyed herself critically in the cracked and yellowed mirror.

The Japanese blood was rather dilute, unfortunately. It gave her chitin-like black hair and eyes to match and a small, delicate body . . . but very little else. Perhaps she could pass for an Indian. There were Indians among the Neeg-parts, she had heard. But no, she thought sadly; there's no use kidding myself: I'm white. And white, to these descendents of the cult of Black Muslims, is white. I'll just have to play it by ear, she decided. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]

Black Muslims Tennessee 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 22. "'That Percy X,' Gus Swensesgard called after her, 'is a psychopath, descended from psychopaths, back to the first Black Muslims. You think to him you're going to be cute little Joan Hiashi, the TV darling? You'll be' --he followed to the window gesturing with his cigar agitatedly as the taxi door shut-- 'one of those whites who lynched civil rights demonstrators back in 1966. You weren't even born then, but what's that matter to him--and how many yards of video tape you think you're going to groove before he--'

As the taxi door shut Joan shouted, 'Percy X and I went to college together. Comparative Religion One and Two at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. We intended to be preachers, Mister Swenesgard. Isn't that crazy?'...

Strange, she thought, that Percy and I are going to meet again under such unchanged conditions. I've been studying Buddhism and he the religion of Mohammed...

Black Muslims USA 1966 King, Stephen. Hearts in Atlantis. New York: Scribner (1999); pg. 385. "'This symbol. It was invented by the Communist Party shortly after the end of the Second World War. It means 'victory through infiltration' and is commonly called the Broken Cross by subversives. It has also become popular with such inner-city radical gropus as the Black Muslims and the Black Panthers...' "
Blackfoot Colorado 1888 Doyle, Arthur Conan. "A Study in Scarlet " in A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four. New York: Berkley/Penguin Putnam (1994; c. 1888); pg. 71. IN THE central portion of the great North American Continent there lies an arid and repulsive desert, which for many a long year served as a barrier against the advance of civilization. From the Sierra Nevada to Nebraska, and from the Yellowstone River in the north to the Colorado upon the south, is a region of desolation and silence... There are no inhabitants of this land of despair. A band of Pawnees or of Blackfeet may occasionally traverse it in order to reach other hunting-grounds, but the hardiest of the braves are glad to lose sight of those awesome plains, and to find themselves once more upon their prairies.
Blackfoot Montana 1990 Anderson, Jack. Zero Time. New York: Kensington Publishing (1990); pg. 249. "...down through the Blackfoot Indian Reservation, and south across Montana to their destination. "
Blackfoot USA 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Sleeping with Teeth Women " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 123. "And all the tribes I have mentioned and many that I will not take time to mention feared the Blackfeet. And while the Blackfeet were busy slaughtering the River Crows, the Assiniboins, the Grosventre, the Crees, the Plains Ojibwas, and the big Ojibwas--the Chipewa--during the year of Hoka Ushte's oyumni, they were not too busy to pass up slaughtering a lone Lakota brave who barely knew how to use his bow. "
Blackfoot USA 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 277. Epigraph: A quote from a Blackfoot poem
Blackfoot Washington, D.C. 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. 154. "It was crowded by silent mobs... almost all of them Negro or Indian... Pawnee, Chickasaw, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Comanche . . . "
Blackfoot Wyoming 1969 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 116. "'That's no Indian I've ever seen before!'

'He's a Blackfoot, a genuine Blackfoot!'

'Here comes the Blackfood!' went the shout up the line of spectators. 'Get ready for the Blackfoot!'

John-John wavaed, unperturbed, and a good number of people waved back... [He's actually Cheyenne]...

'The Blackfoot! Here comes the Blackfoot!' "

Blackfoot Wyoming 2031 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 254. "Our lamps glowed in the darkness like the ancient sentinel fires of the Crow of the Blackfoot, the Sioux or the Cheyenne... "
Boer Africa 1940 Gormley, Adrienne. "Children of Tears " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 3. "Uncle Arjun drank from his glass... and shook his head. 'It is not just India, Jagdish. Churchill, as war minister, has ordered a curfew every place the English control... Especially Africa. There is too much active support for the Germans from the Boers, and I've heard rumors that the Germans are supplying arms to the Boers.' "
Boer China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 25. "He'd already tried to join the Boers a few years back. The Boers were to Bud's kind of white trash what these Ashanti were to most of the blacks. Stocky blonds in suits of the most conservative sorts of dresses, usually with half a dozen kids in tow, and my god did they ever stick together. Bud had paid a few visits to the local laager, studies some of their training ractives on his home mediatron, put in some extra hours at the gym trying to meet their physical standards, even gone to a couple of horrific bible-study sessions. But in the end, Bud and the Boers weren't much of a match. The amount of church you had to attend was staggering--it was like living in church. And he'd studied their history, but there were only so many Boer/Zulu skirmishes he could stand to read about or keep straight in his head. So that was out; he wasn't getting into any laager tonight. "
Boer China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 188. "...the Shanghai Aerodrome... None of this was made any easier by the extended family of some two dozen just-arrived Boers, women in bonnets and boys in heavy coarse farmer's pants, who had convened by one of the gates and begun to sing a hymn of thanksgiving in thick hoarse voices. "
Boer China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 336. "this was the Coastal Republic... Every tribe in the world seemed to have its own skyscraper here. Some, like New Atlantis... used the size and magnificence of their buildings as a monument to themselves. Others, like the Boers, the Parsis, the Jews, went for the understated approach, and in Pudong anything understated was more or less invisible. "
Boer China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 442. "The Boer leader, a stout man of about fifty, somehow identified Carl... 'Good. You've got Zulus.' The Boers in the vanguard were carrying some sort of automatic weapons... The Boers must be wearing some kind of night vision stuff... " [combat involving Boers and the Zulus on the same side, apparently fighting against a Chinese force known as the Fists, continues for two other page.]

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