I am ashamed and embarrassed beyond belief thirty seconds into this video. Incidentally, my white person pretendian name is Deer Stuck In Fence.
Indians commercialize themselves.
Many "tribes" don't have any culture at all, they steal the same popular tribal attributes of tribes that do.
There are Alaskan tribes using eagle feather head dresses duplicated from the Sioux.
Most tribes have been so thoroughly gutted culturally that they don't even remember their own history. Those that do vilify those that don't.
These white people are disgusting and beyond irritating, but unfortunately many Native Americans are full on participants in this new age horse shit.
Only white people could possibly not understand why it's inconsistent for them to co-opt a faith that requires someone to give back the equivalent of things they've taken.
|Dr Dim |
My friend's crazy hillbilly uncle got initiated into an aboriginal tribe, he had to have one of his front teeth knocked out with a stick. I don't think he does seminars though.
I imagine that every 2-3 years or so every native american gets approached by some white person who wants to learn their shaman ways, and they say "Sure you can be an official shaman but first you have to blow me then I get to kick your fucking teeth in also give me 0" and the white guy says "ok"
Just making the point that white people can be involved in indigenous traditions, but it isn't all flowers and sausages.
Knocking out teeth is not unusual for aboriginal initiations. The guy is a crazy mountain man that eats roadkill, not one of these suburban hippies. He just hung around with a lot of aborigines and they decided to make it official.
that was so awesome
|Syd Midnight |
Temporarily Humbolt County
Ancient white-man recipe to cure all ails: Chicken Soup, Dayquil, and Sprite.
you guys are just baiting me now. Indian Removal week?
My favorite part is when they excise the Indian out of it, slap on some hobbits-and-wizards thematics, and call it an Ancient Celtic Way.
WHITE PEOPLE EHN EHN EHN EHN EHN
INDIAN PEOPLE OO-WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO
an excellent, wonderfully edited, prolonged cringe.
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