I have been editing a novel I recently finished and found I had been using a derogatory name throughout the book. The word “Injun” was commonly used by settlers in stead of the more common “Indian”. I thought it added a certain authenticity to the time piece, but…? What is the consensus regarding names that are now taboo, but used in mainstream language back in the day? It seems classic works use these names all the time, shouldn’t modern writers? What say you?