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1. Offensive a person whose parents are of different races, esp the offspring of a White person and an American Indian
2. of, relating to, or designating offspring of people or animals of different races or breeds



the offspring produced from interracial marriages. In anthropology, half-breeds usually occupy an intermediate position between the mixed races. In America the offspring of a white person and an American Indian are called half-breeds.

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The French halfbreeds are the most numerous but less trustworthy & hardy & bold than the English & Scotch.
Soon after our arrival a grand Ball was given to the Halfbreeds, being the men attached to the Fort & Expedition.
Halfbreed is a coming-of-age story that traces Campbell's life from her impoverished beginnings in rural northern Saskatchewan to her time as a survival sex worker in Vancouver and then her later struggles as a single mother and her involvement as political activist in the Indigenous rights movement in Calgary.
Halfbreed thus works to foreground survival sex work as a symptom rather than the cause of Maria's cultural marginalization, impoverishment, and subsequent social isolation.
Halfbreed does not suggest that images of assaulted, raped, suffering, addicted, and degraded Aboriginal people--especially women--are new.
Campbell begins Halfbreed with an account of the 1885 Battle at Batoche and tells how many of the Metis and Indians who had joined together in resistance were either incarcerated or executed.
Cause I shore don tink being a Halfbreed was very good eeder.
at Fort Garry, a large camp of halfbreeds were preparing for a winter hunt;
at Cherry Bush Plains, near Fort Carlton, halfbreeds were organized and experienced buffalo hunters; and
Teaching Halfbreed, my approach was to make my students see the difficulties that Native people face and to make them understand that we are responsible for our own individual choices, a message that came out loud and clear when we read her book," said Stone.
He wrote, `having at the present moment a very strong belief that we, as natives of this country, and as Halfbreeds have the right to hunt furs in the Hudson's Bay Company's Territory .
This spring, when my Indians, the halfbreeds and the white men fought, I prevented further killing.