I was born here. I'm a native. The Indians are simply the earliest of the immigrants.
I'm also a bit tired of the debate over what's appropriate speech. While it's appropriate not to be insulting in my world, we now have a population of "word canaries" who do little in life except look for something to be offended about and create an issue over it. Thus the NCAA eliminating all references to the American Indian (aboriginal) tribes rather than possibly insult anyone. Stanford has been reduced to a color; but red is kind of aggressive...maybe they should have been green...or blue...to be inoffensive enough.
To make it an ND question, how many on this Board believe that the term "Fightin' Irish" has no pejorative characteristics regardless of how artfully the University has handled it. Our turn in the bullseye will come.