Coachella is capitalizing on offensive Native American appropriation
Needless to say, many Natives are not fans of the trend. But that hasn’t stopped the festival from capitalizing on the “white kids playing Indian” motif and offering tipi rentals for the low weekend price of … $2,200? Paying rent in a New York City rat hole never sounded so good.
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i’m gonna gather a crew next year and just go on a headdress snatching spree
KILL THEM ALL WITH FIRE.
not-so-friendly reminder that this shit is RACIST and FUCKING TERRIBLE
don’t do it. call it out when you see it.
This is so fucking disgusting. Do the morons wearing these even realize the true meaning behind them? Warriors would earn one feather each time they committed what the tribe felt was a brave enough act to warrant a feather. Typically the first feather was given as a symbol of their entry into adulthood. And it wasn’t just “Oh, you’re an adult, here’s your feather”, the warrior had to prepare for it and earn it by fasting and meditating or performing an act that proved his worth as an adult. Once they had enough feathers, the men in the tribe closest to them would bind them into a headdress. Since each feather was symbolic of an act of bravery, having enough to create a headdress showed the warriors’ strength and value to the tribe. The fact that other warriors made the headdress was also symbolic. The entire fucking headdress is one big symbol of strength, bravery, courage, and is representative of the warriors ability and desire to protect his tribe and family. The fact that there are idiotic hipsters wearing them around a music fest is one of the biggest slaps to the face of Native Americans everywhere since we brutally herded them all onto reservations and introduced them to sugar and alcohol that their bodies couldn’t process.
For fucks sake, I felt guilty when I bought a pair of moccasins to wear around the house, and apologized to my Native friends until they told me to shut up about my white girl guilt because moccasins are fucking comfortable as shit. I would throw myself off a cliff before I would disrespect a culture as horribly as these hipster twats are doing with their fucking headdresses.
It’s one thing to respect another culture and adopt some of the things about it that you like, but this is just dis-fucking-respectful. They have done nothing to earn those feathers and by wearing them they are shitting on an entire culture under the guise of celebrating it.