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Old 06-27-2018, 11:57 AM   #1
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Native American Imagery on vintage advertising, objects etc.

Hey guys!
I know this is a sensitive subject but I would really love to hear some honest opinions.

I am not a Native American. I have Native American friends and I grew up in a very Native American influenced area.

I collect a lot of vintage pieces and in that collecting I have owned and have seen quite a few pieces that depict Native American imagery. Most often, the face or profile of a Native American Chief.

From such things as coins (the buffalo nickel, etc) to paintings, vintage labels, old logos, clothing, etc.

Is owning/collecting/selling/displaying these types of items offensive?
I have the utmost respect for the Native American culture and its history. My interest in these items stems 100% from that.

I have heard mixed opinions from Native American friends and acquaintances. Was curious what the community here thought about this.

I apologize if this is offensive in any way. I'm really just trying to educate myself as much as possible.

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