Today’s topic of conversation comes courtesy of Gordon Lamb’s Threats and Promises column this week in Flagpole.
So Gordon’s working on an article about the growing popularity of Native American costume at indie rock shows. Fans and bands alike will come out dressed in war-paint, headdresses, and other bits and pieces that could be considered “Indian.” I’ve noticed it a bit around town with some of the wackier bands and the occasional touring act. Now, Gordon’s collecting opinions on this whole thing so if you want to let him know your say, drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personally, I’m kinda neutral on the whole thing. Sure, I’ve got some Cherokee blood, who in the area doesn’t? It doesn’t offend me but I can see where it might be a bit uncomfortable for others.
So what’s your take on this? Harmless hipster fad? Annoying misunderstanding of history? Or something more sinister? Post comments below…