August 21, 2011

"Indian Market Special" headdress

Blogger Adrienne Keene writes about another hipster headdress in her Native Appropriations blog:

"Indian Market Special" FailThis weekend is Santa Fe Indian Market in New Mexico, a big deal art market that draws thousands of Native artists, art buyers, and visitors to the area. Apparently "Estrella's Moroccan Spa" thought they would capitalize on the huge influx of folks with money to burn by hosting an "Indian Market Special"--but of course, Indians=a fake chicken feather headdress on a (presumably) non-Native model, right? Especially since here in the Southwest all the tribes wear headdresses and everything. ::eyeroll::Comment:  For more on the subject, see Tribalism Is Trendy and Hipster Racism.

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