TeePee Games--about us
TeePee Games is headquartered in London, United Kingdom
We think the casual game industry has been run by cowboys for too long, now it's the turn of the indians! Read more
Someone has to pay for the peace pipes. Read more
Gather round the campfire braves, the Chief has a story to tell. Read more
Want to join our Chief and become a tribesmen? Read more
Click on the profiles below for more info
Chief Dream Catcher
But the grand prize for stupidity has to go to "Cave Painter." There may be a few cases of Indians painting in caves, but it wasn't a regular practice. The TeePeaBrains obviously are thinking of the Cro-Magnon people colloquially known as cavemen. Incredibly, they've confused a modern American minority with an extinct subspecies of primitive cave-dwellers. Thanks for telling us that Indians = cave painters = prehistoric brutes, idiots.
Also worth noting is the background design on the home page. A campfire on the left, a cow or buffalo skull on the right. Sparse vegetation between them, suggesting a barren desert. Mesas and poles (cacti?) in the distance.
This type of scene vies with chiefs and teepees as the most stereotypical Native imagery. It implies Indians live in the remote wilderness somewhere. Presumably they're dressed in ragged buckskins, grubbing for roots and berries, like some sort of human coyotes.
Never mind that 70% of Indians live off the reservation in cities, or that they all uses cars, phones, and computers. To Teepee Games, Indians are an inferior subspecies of human, primitive and savage. Hence the "racist" tag in the title.
People on Facebook were predictably outraged. Some of their comments:
We could do crackergames.com where they sit around a Hooters figuring out how to rape, steal and colonize.
WOW....I don't even have words to describe how wrong on so many levels that site is....
Wooooow...just goes to show how ignorant some people still are.
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Most people who see this website will think: "Yes, Indians were primitive people of the past who wore headdresses and lived in teepees. Since the site confirms my thinking about them, it must be right."
If you're still not clear on this company's problems, read any of several dozen postings on hipster headdresses and related subjects. For instance:
"Indian Market Special" headdress
Tribalism is trendy
Khloe Kardashian thinks she's Native
Callaloo stereotypes "Native Americas"
Natives attack "Indians" showband
Below: People in the British Isles seem to love their racist perception of Indians. Here's the same type of stereotyping by a similar group of people.