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Old 07-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by milehighsalute View Post
people who "play indian" dont piss me off until they either

a) make money off it that some indian should be making
b) endanger indians by doing so

i guess i havent been outraged by johnny depp though because he IS an actor and thats what actors do

i get more pissed at the "artists" and fake medicine men
You realize that if the "artist" made the best product and/or produced it at a cost with superior value you wouldn't have to be "pissed?"

"Make money off it that some Indian should be making."

Every time I see someone say, want, claim or wail about that I think two things:

1. KiowaKat.
2. Someone who is afraid to compete in an open marketplace.

It's that sort of thought which holds back ALL Native people.

As for endangering Indians, are you talking about things like running sweat lodges where people die?

Sure, there are those who believe things like an individual has a reasonable expectation of safety in such a situation. That's cool and we can argue about how much responsibility lies with the provider.

But if you believe you are going to DIE, and you take no personal action to prevent that?

Folks need to look into the mirror, too. Failure to do so isn't because someone else was "playing Indian."
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