[haf-breed, hahf-]

Half-breed is a term used to describe anyone who is bi-racial. The term is widely used to describe people of mixed Native American (especially North American) and white European parentage. Métis is a French term for half-breed.


The term is considered an impolite and rude offensive slur by many; however, not acknowledging multi-racial Native Americans is even more offensive.

Further reading

  • Hudson, Charles. Red, White, and Black: Symposium on Indians in the Old South, Southern Anthropological Society, 1971. SBN: 820303089.
  • Perdue, Theda. Mixed Blood Indians, The University of Georgia Press, 2003. ISBN: 082032731X.

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