One of the things non-Natives adore is a pow wow. They go ga-ga over them, and rightly so.

One of the things non-Natives adore is a pow wow. They go ga-ga over them, and rightly so.

10 Things Other People Love About Indians and Stuff

1.     Dreamcatchers, because nothing communicates to society that you’ve got both cultural and economical capital like a inauthentic dreamcatcher dangling from the rearview mirror of your Mercedes.

Shawn Albeita

2.     When we remind their GOP relatives that English is also a foreign language.

Shawn Albeita

3.     Spirit animals – are you the wolverine?

Shawn Albeita

4.     Casinos, though there is a troubling number of non-Natives capitalizing on Indian casinos. 

Shawn Albeita

5.     Our luscious locks. “I wish I had your hair!” is something a white person should never utter to a Native American. 

Shawn Albeita

6.     Jason Momoa, that’s if piercing eyes, a fit body and a manly disposition is your thing. Pfft.

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

7.     When we remind their bigoted cousins that they, in fact, are the descendants of illegal immigrants. (Note: I wholeheartedly disagree with the part of this meme which refers to the indigenous peoples of the south as immigrants.)

Jason Momoa

8.     “Those colorful costumes!” (Um. No. The term ‘regalia’ is more appropriate here, folks.)

Jason Momoa

9.     Our soothing flute music, which, thanks to more cultural appropriation, is now called “meditation sound therapy.”

Jason Momoa

10. Indigenous names, because let’s face it: Wilma Mankiller, the first female Chief of the Cherokees, has the best and most appropriate name out there today. 

Jason Momoa

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