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Title: The Word "Squaw"

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The term contains no disrespect to Indian women any more than the words "women" or "wife". But when Roger Williams (an English colonist) spoke with the Aboriginal people in 1643, he was informed that "squaw" meant "woman", and since than the whites incorporated it into their speech in a negative way because "Keegsquaw" meant a "virgin women or maid"...

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Therefore they just used the word "squaw" as a sign of disrespect to represent a Native woman that is promiscuous. But some Europeans argue that "Squaw" is not an Indian word. It was invented by European colonists who could not pronounce a longer Indian word. In the Algonquian languages, many feminine nouns and names end in "squa", "skw" or "aw", so the Europeans tried to generalize the word "squaw" to refer to Indian women, wives, prostitutes, and vaginas...

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