ASSIMILATED INDIAN: People who have chosen to live as part of a dominant society and have given
up the essence of being Indian-called also APPLE-red on the outside (skin characteristics retained) but
white on the inside (dominant society's values accepted).
ATTITUDE: A predisposition of the individual to evaluate some symbol, object or aspect of their world
in a favorable or unfavorable manner.
AUTHORITY: The delegated or recognized right to initiate action.
BANDS: Groups formed after confinement to reservation, composed of kinspeople who recognized
obligations to each other, including the sharing of certain kinds of property and the joint obligation of
rituals and festivities. Some would be organized around a war chief whose authority was sometimes
reinforced by a tactical alliance with the Indian agent. Most bands had no recognized system of
authoritarian leadership; action emerged from group discussion and con census.
BELIEF: A mental process of acceptance of an idea as being true but not necessarily based on fact.
BILINGUAL: The ability to speak two or more languages. (Webster)
BLACK, NOT OF HISPANIC ORIGIN: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of
Africa but is non-Hispanic (see Hispanic). (US Dept of Commerce Directive No. 15,) as applied when a
combined format is used to collect racial and ethnic data.)
BUNDLE SHOPS: Sewing factories; sweatshops where recent immigrant females work at below fixed
CABLE ACT: An act passed in 1923 which provided that female citizens would lose their citizenship if
they married aliens not eligible for citizenship; widowed or divorced white women could regain their
citizenship, whereas widowed or divorced Asian-Americans could not.
CELESTIALS: In times, past, a term of derision for Chinese-Americans.
CHIEF EEO COUNSELOR AND EEO COUNSELOR: Persons appointed as part-time or full-time
officials to serve in the initial stage of EEO complaint processing.