Recently I was on a campout with the Cub scouts. Many of the boys were worried that there were Indians in the forest.
Naturally, like a good parent, I explained that (a) that the camp grounds are owned by the Boy Scouts and there are no “Indians” living there, and (b) the proper term is “Native American” since the people in question don’t come from India.
After that, I heard the boys talking about “The Indians that Don’t Exist.” Several of them claimed to have seen them, and one or two claimed that large fire ant mounds were actually poop left by “The Indians that Don’t Exist.”
Sometimes, explanations are less effective than you expect. 🙂