For more than 180 years, the people of Indiana have been proudly referred to as Hoosiers. This change was requested by Senator Joe Donnelly and former Senator Dan Coats, who argued that Indiana residents have been proudly calling themselves Hoosiers for a long time. Although the exact origin of the term is unknown, it has become a source of pride for many in the state. Those who don't live in Indiana are discouraged from using the term “Indian”.The term “Hoosier” is often used to refer to people from Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana.
It is also used to refer to people from other parts of the state, such as Fort Wayne, Evansville, and South Bend. The term is often used in a positive way, as a sign of camaraderie and pride among those who live in Indiana. The term “Hoosier” has been featured in books, movies, and television shows for many years. It has also been used in songs by popular artists such as John Mellencamp and The Band Perry. The term has become so popular that it is now used as a nickname for the University of Indiana's sports teams. The term “Hoosier” is often used to refer to people from Indianapolis and other parts of Indiana.
It is a source of pride for many in the state and has been featured in popular culture for many years. Those who don't live in Indiana are discouraged from using the term “Indian”.