Another Stereotype of the Month entry:
Activist Terri Jean continues with this stereotype:
...Or this website that sells children's costumes
(Magic Makers Costumes—National Costume Supply House).
Native American Princess, Brown...$18.65
Includes: Dress & Sash
See what I mean about a common historical, stereotypical image? I've been around a lot of Native American people in my day, and not one looked like this. My great grandmother sure didn't.
The spear isn't included, apparently. I presume axes, clubs, and spears are sold separately.
The notion of dressing up as an Indian would be problematical even if the clothing were authentic. Being Indian involves more than simply looking like an Indian.
Indian wannabes and imitators
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