I am not a Native North American Indian, but rather Native South American Indian. During a project I did this summer, I worked very closely for two weeks with many Native North American Indians. While they were all very amiable and accepting of the cast, crew, and me, some preferred to just be called Indians and happily took the time to share their history, life teachings, and importance of their culture. I appreciated the education from them as they included lessons I wouldn't learn from books. No matter what nation they were from, I was thankful for those two weeks as they showed me what it means to be a proud Indian.