Why Are Red Indians Called Red Indians?

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The red Indians were referred to as the red Indians because of the red war paint they wore when going for war; and not because of their skin colour as some people believe. There were two types of red Indians, the Forest and the Prairie Indians. The two communities had different lifestyles.
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The use of the word Indian in reference to Native Americans was due to Columbus and his thinking he had found a short cut to India and therefore he called the natives Indians out of ignorance. The use of red in terms of Native Americans is due to our lovely red toned skin.
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