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half-breed

(hăf′brēd′, häf′-) Offensive
n.
A person of mixed racial descent, especially a person of Native American and white parentage.
adj.
Of mixed racial descent.
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In the area adjacent to Rocky Mountain House are many half-breeds who are descendants of the river men and employees of the North West Co.
The Encyclopedia Britannica calls him simply "Canadian agitator," but cannot check the impulse to take sides: calling Riel "flighty, vain and mystical," it allows the half-breed leader only one compliment--he died "meeting his fate with courage.
explicitly referred to the debate of the Convention of Forty over article 15 of the draft version of the second List of Rights, (16) and concluded that the "sentiment expressed" during the debate "drew clear distinction between the rights and treatment of Indians as compared to the rights of the half-breeds as civilised men and the differentiation of the two.
28) However, Sifton believed the birthdate and residency limitations would "tend rather to disturb than to satisfy the Half-Breeds, and would certainly cause them to so use their great influence with the Indians as to make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to negotiate a Treaty.
This attitude reoccurs in the novel when April's mother-in-law observes that the Raintree sisters are "not Indians but half-breeds, which is almost the same thing" (In Search 115).
Born with the terrible "gift" of being able to see the half-breed demons and angels that walk the earth in human form, the tormented youngster was driven to take his own life (a Catholic sin that gets you a one-way ticket to Hell).
And these half-breeds had a definable culture, with one foot in their aboriginal culture and one foot in the ways of their (most often) fur trader fathers.
Jesus," the author states, "didn't get crucified for being exclusive; he was hated and crucified for the reverse -- for opening the windows of grace and the doors of heaven to the tax collectors and prostitutes, the half-breeds and, ultimately, even Gentiles.
Half-breeds are not wanted; and at one time illegitimate children were buried alive at birth.
One group, known as the English half-breeds, were mostly of Scottish and Indian mixture, English-speaking, and Protestant in religion.
There is no such thing as `just Canadian,' unless it is, as Duke Redbird claims, people like me, us, Metis, Half-Breeds.
There were vicious villains, who were usually half-breeds.