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What does the term American Indian Represent? 

 The word American Indian is the term Europeans applied to the root races of people for the indigenous/human expression of nature the section of Earth called America. Originally applied at the time of discovery by Columbus. to the dark-skinned, curly haired  population of people living in the New world or Western Hemisphere first in Caribbean Islands, then expanded to North, Central and South America.

Reference source: The Georgia Studies Book' Our State and the Nation" 8th grade, published 1998 by The Carl Vinson Institute of Government. In other words the word Indian has the same meaning as Negro.

[114th Congress Public Law 157]

[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

[Page 130 STAT. 393]

Public Law 114-157

114th Congress

An Act

To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities.