1. [mid-19C+] an uncouth, rowdy person, irrespective of actual race.
2. [mid-19C+] a person.
3. [late 19C] a cent [a picture of a Native American was engraved on the reverse].
4. [late 19C+] a quick temper; usu. as get one’s Indian up
[mid-19C+] (US) an influential, important person.
see under dead adj.
[late 19C+] (US) to lose one’s temper; to anger, to irritate.
[19C+] (US) to sneak up without alerting one’s targets.
[1920s] (US) to ambush.
[mid-19C] (US) to resist joining in a drinking session.