Ten Little Indians is an American children’s counting out rhyme. It has a Roud Folk AND THEN THERE WERE NONE PDF Index number of 13512. The word Indian usually refers to Native Americans.

Dix personnes que tout oppose se rendent en vacances sur l’Ile du Nègre… Une à une, elles disparaissent. Faudra-t-il attendre qu’il n’en reste plus qu’une seule pour découvrir l’auteur des macabres mises en scène entourant les meurtres successifs ? Un huis-clos terrible et pervers.

In 1868 songwriter Septimus Winner adapted it as a song, then called « Ten Little Injuns », for a minstrel show. Another version of this song is « Ten Little Niggers », and this has also been adapted and published as a book for children. The song sometimes begins with a repeated verse, « John Brown met a little Indian » before entering the well-known verses. Songwriter Septimus Winner created an elaborated version of the children’s song, called « Ten Little Injuns », in 1868 for a minstrel show.