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Old January 7 2013, 10:41 PM   #50
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Re: Was Chakotay a stereotype?

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I am however immensely thankful they didn’t go too much Hollywood and stick a full feathered headdress on him and have him do a lot of stoic “Ugg, shields at 30%, Captain Kemosabee...” I swear to CHRIST there couldn’t have been that many damn feathers in the whole US for the amount of headdresses in the movies.
A headdress is not simply a construction of Hollywood.

Here's Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (who is also a Cheyenne chief) introducing a bill on the floor of the Senate on the day the American Indian Museum was opened.

Last thing I need round these parts is yet another European patiently explaining my culture to me.

My nation also uses full headdresses as ceremonial wear.
Akoochimoya, my indigenous ass.
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