What does "Natives getting restless now" mean?

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  • 9 years ago
    Best answer

    Without getting into the history of how this phrase came about, it is now used anytime someone feels that unrest is pending. For example, a boss who took away all his employees bonuses might hear grumblings in the break room and think the natives are getting restless.

  • 3 years ago

    It probable comes out of the old Tarzan action pictures of the 1930's. It a kind of racist reality the position the white adult males are in Africa - and the natives are more advantageous primitive or in route of nature. So the natives are sensing complications which the white adult males won't be able to experience - because they're too civilized... So at the same time as the white guy says that word in some old action picture it meant that the area human beings might want to experience a situation which civilized white persons won't be able to...

  • 9 years ago

    "The natives are getting restless" refers to how Indians were supposed to become meek and tame after being herded onto reservations. If they agitated for the treaty rights they were due, people considered them malcontents and troublemakers. These people feared the Indians would revert to their natural state, which they presumed to be wild, savage, and uncontrollable.

  • 9 years ago

    natives = locals

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