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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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It is generally recognized amongst the half-breeds of Rocky Mountain House district that a French half breed named Alphonse Boushi was the man who guided the first Hudson's Bay representative to Rocky Mountain House.
Another is that of the half-breed, the schizophrenic outsider who belongs to no people.
23) One way of understanding their disagreement on the issue is to take into account how the Half-Breeds (re) formulated their identity at the material time.
grant lands in satisfaction of claims of half-breeds arising out of the extinguishment of Indian title.
Upon first acquaintance, for example, Mrs DeRosier threatens her foster daughter's self-possession both verbally and corporally: "I know you half-breeds, you love to wallow in filth.
And half-breed just can't be said in polite company any more.
This area, however, was occupied illegally by the North West Fur Company and its employees--Catholic French Canadians and Metis, and Presbyterian Scottish half-breeds.
In 1973, Maria Campbell published her autobiography, Half-Breed.
This sort of operation, in the name of a nation-building civilization, meant the violent extermination of a host of populist forces and elements that were judged to be unassimilable to the centralist political system: ex-slaves, half-breeds, and assorted blackguards and renegades whose banditry, hijacking, smuggling, bootlegging, prostitution/pandering, and other assorted activities provided livelihood for the unempowered, whose fragmented economic system was unsuitable for the liberalism that came to dominate in the region.
Jael's mother has sacrificed herself to save her daughter and removed her demon essence from her body to help protect her from the Grand Dukes of hell who detest half-breeds and fear their power.
After that remark was made I overheard a few people even in my work place calling Metis people such things as hillbillies or half-breeds.
Down in the woodshed, something stirred - a trio of mutated half-breeds, intent on procreating.