Letters, Jul. 20, 1931



An Indian woman, grandmother of Vice President Curtis, is a "squaw'' (TIME, June 15, p. 13, col. 3). By the same reasoning, if any, aren't Irishmen "Micks'" and Frenchmen "Frogs"? All these terms spring from tne noble tradition of Anglo-Saxon superiority and are equally worthy of perpetuation. Is TIME deliberately slighting the "Chinks" and the "Wops"?

True, it was an Indian woman who at great peril to herself guided the Lewis & Clark Expedition, giving us the States of Oregon, Washington and Idaho. One of Grant's most trusted generals in the Civil War...

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