"Native American" is such a mouthful and no Indian I know calls themselves that. That's my reason to use "Indian." Maybe I should have put "feather Indian" there and derailed into a discussion about "dot Indian" vs. "feather Indian. " *shrug* I also often feel I can hear "ohgawd" - maybe it's a dialect. But thanks so much for commenting and letting me know what you like!
Oh- I understand completely. I didn't mean to ruffle any feathers. I was just explaining it's a story in the US.
I know it can be misconstrued elsewhere, so now I can only hope I mentioned "rez" soon enough for those on the other side of the pond. Did I?