November 08, 2006

Mardi Gras Indians on video

Tell me if you see any resemblance between these "Indians" and real Indians.


Rob said...

It's a stereotypical interpretation of Indians just like a "spaghetti western" is a stereotypical interpretation of the Old West.

Anonymous said...

people need to READ the history behind the "Mardi Gra Indians", as one mardi gra indian put it "WE DO IT TO HONOR THE INDIANS THAT HELPED US IN OUR STRUGGLE TO RECLAIM OUR FREEDOM".

Rob said...

I've read the history of the Mardi Gras Indians. These "Indians" have little or nothing to do with real Indians.

The "honoring" argument is as bogus for these "Indians" as it is for any phony Indians--e.g., mascots or Y-Indian Guides. I explained why in Smashing People:  The "Honor" of Being an Athlete.

I addressed many claims about the Mardi Gras Indians in Mardi Gras:  "To be an Indian is a very special calling." Read it and learn.