Another Stereotype of the Month entry:
This cartoon has the same problem as Dan Piraro's previous Native-themed cartoon: Bizarro Shows Plains Indian and Chief in Southwest Desert.
No, wait. The problem is even worse this time. The saguaro cactus (found mainly in southern Arizona) and the Mitten Buttes of Monument Valley (near the Utah/Arizona border) are incontrovertible evidence that this cartoon is set in the American Southwest.
In Piraro's previous cartoon, maybe you could pretend it was set somewhere on the Great Plains, where "brave" in buckskins and chiefs in feather bonnets lived. In this cartoon, no such rationalization is possible. The stereotyping here is blatant and inexcusable.
Tipis, feather bonnets, and other Native American stereotypes
Native comic strips vs. comic books
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