This is true Loggy. I have a friend in the area here who at one time was the tribal chief of the Klamath/Modoc tribe down in the Klamath Falls area. He called himself an Indian and referred to his tribal members and others as Indians. He knew full well the origin of the word but he was good with it.
Most Native Americans that I have associated with over my lifetime refer to themselves as Indians and it does not bother them. Maybe the younger generation might be more sensitive to it, I do not know.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.