What or Who Is an Indian Giver? A History of the Offensive Term
To many of us, such phrases as “Teacher, Billy gave me the ball, now he wants it back! He’s being an Indian giver!” are too often heard in school. But where did the term come from? The literal history of where the word originates is a bit murky, but perhaps this article can shed a some light on some pre-conceived notions.
"The term could just as easily have come from the fact that white settlers and the government designated land for the Indians and then took it back after it was discovered to be valuable. Like the Black Hills, which were given to the Oglala Lakota then were taken back after gold was discovered."
Not to mention many plains and Eastern living tribes were forced from their homelands/territories to live in the center of America (Oklahoma) because it was super shitty in comparison to where they originally resided. Then years later have a land rush on that very same land and it’s never discussed in school history books about what happened to the residing native population during that time. :|