a compound word. red + skin. Denoting the color of a skin.
The Skin can be that of a person, place, or thing.
Redskins is the name of the all American football team in Washington, D.C.. Their embel is that of the American Aborignals.
The Native Americans, are great warriors, mighty survivalist, and taught the visitors of their land how to fight, farm, build, create and sustain a way of life on their land.
The Native Americans are honored and respected with many different professional team names. Tribute to the Native Americans is also found in currency, technology, weaponry, automobiles, food, clothing, apparel, accessories, etc...
However the color of their skin is not actually red. Much confusion here due to misuse of the word by uneducated and under informed cultures.
In humans, Redskin denotes the color of a persons skin when burned by excessive exposure to heat, steam, lighting, also when an allergic reactions occurs from coming into contact with a triggering substance.