July 29, 2009

Chippewa chopper

Bike unveiled at the Soaring EagleThe founder of the television show "OCC Choppers," Paul Teutul Sr., unveiled a custom motorcycle designed exclusively for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Saturday at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd.

The chopper is going to be a showpiece displayed at the Soaring Eagle through August, said Mike Dini, advertising and public relations manager for the casino.
Comment:  Curious, if a bit stereotypical.

Below:  "Paul Teutul Sr. sits on stage at the unveiling of the custom bike built for the Saginaw Valley Indian Tribe Saturday afternoon at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. The motorcycle is equipped with birch bark paint, rims resembling dream catchers, feathers, a seat woven with baskets, a Soaring Eagle image on the back and a 100-inch Indian motor." (Media Credit: Matthew Stephens)

1 comment:

Steve Julian said...

That is an interesting comment you make about stereotypical. It is true that certain images can now be linked to represent the Indian. Like the Bonnet of the prairies. Here is a symbol that is unmistakable Indian but yet is significant to only a few Tribes. It's like the Karl May view on Indians, that Noble Savage image.