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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 half breed said that it would be a good thing for us to leave part of our goods in the lodge, and then when we got a few hundred yards away, if the Indians were following us, he would tell them that we had left goods behind us, and they would scramble to get their shares and leave us alone for a time at least.
If the province had refused to do so, Stewart submitted that "the Dominion could have taken the necessary steps under Section 91(24) of the British North America Act to compel equitable treatment to Indians and Half Breeds.
Welsh Half Breed sales: Sept 10, Oriel House, St Asaph; Sept 25, Oriel House, St Asaph; Sept 18, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells.
The British people are all mindless morons, that's if you can call them British, 80 per cent are half breeds of other nations.
The Northwest Rebellion monument is dedicated to the Ontario soldiers who fought the Metis at Batoche 115 years ago, and was erected by the province of Ontario in 1935 to celebrate the battle's 50th anniversary and the defeat of the half breeds.