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BELOW: Eric Gitter ("Ink") calls Danielle Moonstar (a Cheyenne Indian) "Pocahontas," using the name as something of an ethnic slur. Moonstar ignores this jibe (as she's busy defending herself from his super-powered punches). The truth is, Danielle Moonstar really does identify strongly with her Native American ethnic background. Even in these action-packed panels one can glimpse the Native American decor she has chosen for her home.

Eric Gitter (Ink) calls Danielle Moonstar (a Cheyenne Indian) Pocahontas, using the name as something of an ethnic slur.

Source: Young X-Men #2 (July 2008): "New Mutants", pg. 16, panels 2-3. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder. See also: decor; slurs and nicknames; Native American religion; Mirage (Danielle Moonstar)