I got sick after I saw a Facebook page made by a man with the name Kızılderili Reisi. He's from Turkey. Search on his name.
Hmmm. He's a bit strange, coz he calls himself Indian Native Chief, and on every picture he got in his photoalbum he is dressed up as an native american, with a pipe and wearing a Chief bonnet. Hmm...no...I think its not suitable, and that's my opinion. He also gots lots of pictures with children dressed up with chief bonnet and their smoking the pipe. I think it's a children club or some kind of an interest club.
So what do you think?
Comment: It looks like a regular cowboys 'n' Indians club or cafe to me. Not necessarily a children's club.
It's obviously stereotypical and stupid. A bunch of wannabes dressing up as Plains Indians. Misusing chiefs' headdresses and peace pipes. With no awareness of the diversity of Indian cultures or the existence of Indian tribes today.
I'd say these phony Indians are Turkeys, but it would be wrong. <g>
We know Europeans are fascinated by their stereotypical notions of noble savages living in the romantic past. So this "club" is nothing new. There are probably lots of them in Germany and elsewhere.
But some people claim there's an Indian-Turk connection--that Indians are actually descended from Turks. If this is an example of that, it's worse than just stupid. It's potentially misinforming people about the basic nature of Native Americans.
For more on the subject, see Germans = "Only Real Indians"? and The Hobby of Being Indian.