So i’m just pussyfooting around on Etsy, you know trying to buy some vintage clothes for cheap, cause you know, broke.
When i stumble upon all of this…
And in the DESCRIPTION of this product, it says that she found inspiration from her friend who has long, black hair and i gave her the benefit of the doubt that she didn’t know what type of bonnet she was imitating until i saw that she put Imitation of a Native American Headdress (war bonnet). So apparently, a sacred battle symbol can be turned into a warm, fuzzy beanie, “unlike the actual headdress with actual feathers” AS IF IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE USED FOR WARMTH IN THE FIRST PLACE. A Warbonnet is NOT to be used as your “fashion in-style” or your “warm and stylish hat for the cold season”. A warbonnet is representative of men who were in battle: warriors and chieftains. They were not meant to be mocked, or to be “imitated”. PLEASE stop this.
Don’t be ignorant. Learn our history. We are not your romantic fantasy of centuries past. We are here, and we are strong. #nativeamerican #onecontinent #strong #indigenous #pride #NDN picture by Ernesto Yerena
March for #SORR (Sing Our Rivers Red) and #MMIW (Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women - who in the U.S. are murdered at TEN TIMES the national rate) in Denver. US events are held in solidarity with our First Nations sisters, who have been fighting to see justice from the Canadian government for 25 years (see https://womensmemorialmarch.wordpress.com). Denver’s march was organized by #CNAIS of the Colorado University - Boulder.
Sound familiar??? It’s the truth. You don’t hear anything about #NativeAmerican history. It’s sad too because many of us have Native American blood in us. #TruthHurts #WorldHistory #AmericanHistory #BlackHistory #DigThat