Autochthonous means Aboriginal, Indigenous and Native ; according to the 1810 defintion by the online etymology dictionary. The 1828 definition of American is as follows ; AMER'ICAN, noun A native of America; originally applied to the aboriginals, or copper-colored races, found here by the Europeans; but now applied to the descendants of Europeans born in America. The issue is that autochthonous Americans also known as American Indians have lost their nationality by being classified as Colored, Black and Negro during the colonial period. Then the same people were reclassified again as African American.Walter Plecker had census takers to reclassify these people as Colored under the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 and also under the Jim Crow laws . I would like for the U.S Census Bureau to add this nationality to the census and all self identification documents.
Update #4about a year ago
As of today there are 206 signatures, 794 signatures is needed to reach the goal of 1,000. Here is a book called The Other Slavery:The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andres Resendez. https://books.google.com/books?id=Z2gpCgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=native+americans+enslaved+and+sent+to+europe&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiq747C-ufYAhVQF6wKHZXmBegQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q=native%20americans%20enslaved%20and%20sent%20to%20europe&f=false
Update #31 years ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2otIL6dOtuE&t=5s Video entitled "The Aborigines races of America" by Autochthonous one. https://ia802704.us.archive.org/5/items/cihm_40135/cihm_40135.pdf The pdf is a scanned copy of microfilm that the United States of America Archives describing the physical characteristics of the Aboriginals. "entitled the Distinctive characteristics of Aboriginal Race of America. There are 192 signatures so far and 1,000 signatures are needed. Please share this petition.
Update #21 years ago
Thanks everybody who signed the petition. So far there 89 signatures and there is 1,000 signatures needed altogether. Feel free to share with others. Here is a link for you to read about Walter Plecker and the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 concerning people of Autochthonous American/American Indian descent. http://www.virginiaplaces.org/population/onedrop.html
Update #11 years ago
Thank you very much for signing to support this very important cause. So far there are 9 signatures . Please feel free to share it on social media and also through email. Sincerely, Kelly