An Eskimo Boy And Injustice In Old New York

Brad De Long delong at econ.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Mar 16 10:02:46 PST 2000

>The term "Eskimo" is Algonkian. It was originally thought to refer
>to "eaters of
>raw flesh" but it may refer to snowshoes. In any event it was thought to be
>pejorative and is not a term from the Inuit language.
> Cheers, Ken Hanly

Hmmm.... "Les Anglais" is not a term in the English language. "The French" is not a term in the French language.

So what's wrong with calling people "the snowshoe guys"?

Brad DeLong

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