October 27, 2011

Fake Indians in West Hollywood

Halloween Horror Show:  Fake Indians in West HollywoodThese images come from photographer Thosh Collins’s Facebook page. Here’s what Thosh (Pima/Osage/Seneca-Cayuga) had to say about them:

“So I went to the West Hollywood street fair for the Halloween thing and I knew there was gonna be a buncha people dressed up like ‘Indians’ for halloween so I tried to shoot candids of em but this is only half of what I saw. This says that Americans see Native People and their culture as something this is no longer present and that our image is up for grabs for anyone to misuse.”
Comment:  For more on the subject, see We're a Culture, Not a Costume" and Halloween Party in Happy Endings.

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