AN EMBLEM OF AMERICA
Above: This is "An Emblem of America" found on The British Museum's website.
An allegorical figure, shown full-length standing to left, head tilted to the right, wearing a leopard skin, fringed gown, plumed head-dress, quiver, and beads, holding a bow in one hand, arrow in the other; landscape with firs, mountains, waterfall and river in the background; in an oval frame. 1801
Hand-colored mezzotint with etching.
Associated Ethnic Name
Representation of: American Peoples
WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY 1828'S DEFINITION FOR AMERICAN
In the 1828 version of Webster's Dictionary the definition of American states that the word American is a noun, meaning "a native of America; originally applied to the aboriginals, or copper-colored races, found here by the Europeans; but now applied to the descendants of Europeans born in America." Did you know that America's original inhabitants were aboriginals?
WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY 1828'S DEFINITION FOR ABORIGINAL
In the 1828 version of Webster's Dictionary the definition of American states that the word Aboriginal is an adjective, meaning "First; original; primitive; aboriginal people are the first inhabitants of a country.
Aboriginal tribes of America.
An original, or primitive inhabitant. The first settlers in a country are called aboriginals; as the Celts in Europe, and Indians in America."
Did you know that the American Indians were aboriginals?
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY'S DEFINITION FOR "NIGGER"
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition for Nigger is "a dark-skinned person of any origin. In early U.S. history used usually with reference to American Indians." Were your ancestors considered "Niggers" during early United States history? You may be a descendant of the Original Americans. Follow the link above to read the definition from the Oxford English Dictionary's website. Scroll down till you get to entry 3. a.
THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1968
Did you know that the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which was signed into law during the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination riots, was also known as
The Indian Bill of Rights?
Gumbo is a dish that is undeniably a food rooted in African American cuisine, but did you know that Gumbo is an indigenous American food? If you check your bottle of Gumbo File Powder, it will tell you that the American Indians gave the world File Powder from the leaves of the native sassafras tree.
Cornbread is another food that is undeniably American Negro. Did you know that cornbread is a dish that is indigenous to America? In fact, cornbread used to be known as Indian Bread.
When we think of barbecue we think of the American Negro. Did you know that barbecue also originated with the American Indians?