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Stereotype of the Month Entry

Another Stereotype of the Month entry:

Ted Nugent is touring as an opening act for a top name band right now. Ted's encore is to come out on stage in a bright red "Indian" headdress, Confederate shirt, and red cowboy boots and sing a song called "White Buffalo." As the finale, he places his guitar on the amps and shoots it with a bow and arrow from about ten foot away, all the time telling the audience how he's "killing my buffalo!"

This links up to his Ted Nugent United Sportsmen of America organization, which on the website states (typos copied as written)

The Ted Nugent United Sportsmen of America is an organization of families working together as a tribe, United by the Native American BloodBrother badge of honor, to promote family, community, God & country, hunting, fishing, trapping, resource management, and the God given rights and freedoms deep in our hearts, guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America, via a hands-on environmental awareness & education crusade, to clean up mother earth for a higher quality of life for future generations. We believe in the "Spirit of the Wild"

It then goes on to state

Now there's one sporter group that encompasses all adventure beyond the pavement! Whatever your outdoor pursuit, you'll find TNUSA is working diligently to protect your rights and heritage from infrigement by out-of-touch, special interest groups. No other organization can positvely impact the multi-media like Ted Nugent, educating the voting public 365 days a year. Join the crusade today.

(Source:  http://www.vbe.com/~bowhunt/TNUSA.html)

They refer to the-by state webring for the organization as the "TNUSA State Tribe Webring."

The Official TNUSA webpage starts with

Welcome to the Nugent family electric campfire. On behalf of our tribe & the Ted Nugent United Sportsmen of America clan, we are glad to have you join us on our inexhaustible adventure quest for Quality of Life upgrade.

and continues

Ted Nugent United Sportsmen of America is a Tribe. Our fire is for BloodBrothers all. Join us and throbalong. We are the freedom fighters. Our TED NUGENT ADVENTURE OUTDOORS magazine will motivate and charge

A True North compass setting shines powerfully in all of us who touch the very fabric of our existence in this passionate, beyond the pavement, hands-on adventure. We face the beast and we welcome him. The whole wad, the good, the bad & the ugly. We are not afraid, but rather moved by the dynamo.

(Source:  http://www.tnugent.com/index.shtml)


Rob's comment
Note that most Plains Indians consider the eagle feather sacred. Only the most honored men, those who have earned the right, can wear headdresses of feathers. Also note that many Indians consider the buffalo sacred and feel pain even when buffaloes die of neglect (as in the present situation at Yosemite). Seeing Nugent slay his "buffalo" guitar may be much more painful for some.

To put this into perspective, imagine Nugent dressing as the Pope and shooting arrows into Jesus. The offenses are roughly analogous.

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