10+ years ago I was on the cheerleading squad in high school. We had an Indian girl on the squad, and when we introduced ourselves, she jokingly said “I’m so-and-so but most people just know me as ‘that Indian chick’ ” (she was the only Indian student in the whole school… this was rural Virginia). One of the freshman girls looks in awe and asks “ohhhh what tribe?” And the Indian girl responds, “no, I mean I am actually an Indian person” to which another freshman girl replies “yea, but like, what kind?”. Again, “No, I am an Indian person, from the country of India”. A third freshman girl pipes in, “ok, but which tribe is that?”. So many stereotypes confirmed in a single afternoon… I’m not shitting on cheerleaders, I loved cheerleading, we just had a dumb batch that year.