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Every Time Trump Says ‘Pocahontas,’ He Means to Slur Native Women

When the president evokes Pocahontas’ name in reference to Elizabeth Warren, it is racialized violence

Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan of Powhatan Indians of Virginia. (Credit: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images)

SSince August 2014, Donald Trump has been calling Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas.” By now, it’s no secret that most Natives find this deeply offensive. Yet despite strong rebukes from…

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Ruth Hopkins

Ruth Hopkins

Dakota/Lakota Sioux writer. Bylines: Teen Vogue, Huffpost, Bustle, Jezebel, Truthout & more.

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