Shrinky Dinks Party Pack--Wild West
With adorable invitations, plenty of useful images for tracing, ball chains for tags and key chains, and lots of 8'' x 10'' sheets of Shrinky Dinks' trademark shrinking plastic, this pack will inspire young partygoers to create a whole array of charming little keepsakes decorated just the way they want. You provide colored pencils or permanent markers, safety scissors, a standard hole-punch, and either a toaster or regular oven to bake and shrink the masterpieces.
With the rootin' tootin' Wild West pack, you're sure to put on an event of imagination and creativity that's as fun-filled and memorable as the adorable keepsakes that are created.
Every Indian wears a headdress or a headband with or without a feather. The two males in the foreground are shirtless. The whole scene is set in a Western desert with cacti and cow skulls.
So far this is pure Native stereotyping. Its wrongness should be obvious to even a casual observer. Saguaro-style cactus is mostly found in Arizona. Chiefs who smoke peace pipes are mostly found on the Plains. And canoes and papooses are mostly found among Eastern Woodland Indians. There's almost no overlap between the three, and no place where you'd find all three together.
Another dancing "Indian"
Then there's the short-haired "Indian" dancing with a modern white woman to guitar-playing. You know, because Indians are all about dancing. Even in modern times, that's what they do best.
Like the chief and a cowgirl, this "Indian" has dark skin. He looks to me like he's supposed to be black. Is this Shrinky Dinks' way of being racially inclusive? Because showing that anyone can be an Indian by wearing a headband and feather is a big problem. It's exactly what we've complained about in all the hipster headdress postings recently.
I'm not sure what that figure is supposed to represent, so I reserve judgment there. The rest of this Wild West Party Pack is stereotypical.
For more on the subject, see the Stereotype of the Month contest.