Deb Haaland And The History of Squaws

Deb Haaland, President Joe Biden’s Secretary of the Interior, is a Native American woman. And you’d probably be smart not to refer to her as a “squaw.” Last week, Haaland announced that the Department of Interior has formally declared the word “squaw” to be a derogatory term. The good news, I suppose, is there has so far been a limited amount of hysterics about “wokeness” or “cancel culture.” This is a pleasant surprise because there is a shocking amount of venom aimed at indigenous people when a simple request is made like asking for a term to be changed or … Continue reading Deb Haaland And The History of Squaws