mixed-blood


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Noun1.mixed-blood - a person whose ancestors belonged to two or more racesmixed-blood - a person whose ancestors belonged to two or more races
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
mulatto - an offspring of a black and a white parent
quadroon - an offspring of a mulatto and a white parent; a person who is one-quarter black
octoroon - an offspring of a quadroon and a white parent; a person who is one-eighth black
half-caste - an offensive term for the offspring of parents of different races or cultures
Metis - a person in western Canada who is of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry
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For the British planters, who fathered such mixed-blood children, the childrenAEs transport meant they were free of any responsibility to their illicit families--they could retain their social standing, could marry British women and produce white children, while the South Asian mothers were simply discarded.
Conflicts between full-blooded and mixed-blood Natives and between magical and realistic creatures mirror the struggle for an authentic Native American identity that is less about blood quantum and more about shared struggles.
A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both.
He focuses on multiple Native American activists such as 1770s Mohawk chief, warrior and diplomat, Joseph Brant, and a contemporary of Brant's, quarter-blood Creek chief and diplomat Alexander MacGillivray, a mixed-blood tribal leader.
In this respect Schutte cautiously questions the image in recent studies of Batavia as a mixed-blood society.
Some of McClellan's ideas seem familiar: a mixed-blood wizard avenging her parents' death while living at a school that teaches magic, for instance.
The Eskimo meets a mixed-blood Indian girl and they fall in love.
Would English-speaking, Protestant mixed-blood communities have differing structures?
I am a mixed-blood woman (Ojibway, Irish, and Scottish); a woman of deep and abiding Christian faith that follows Jesus and the "Red Road.
Victor, the mixed-blood son of a Mexican immigrant father and a white mother, is a very talented, fast runner.
From a legal perspective, the "mixed-blood" status of the Waltons' children favored their admission to the school; mixed-blood children were held to be more civilized than pure-blood children, and thus regarded as more likely to benefit from education.
At White Earth mixed-blood people received allotments, but because of their blood quantum were permitted to sell their lands rather than to have them held in trust by the U.

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