“What kind of Indian are you?” “Do you guys live in teepees on a reservation?” “If I had an Indian name, it would be Tail Feather, because I can shake it!”
This video captures the unfortunate truth of what people say to Native People, and the result is hilarious. Watch now for all the missteps and stereotypical beliefs that come with conversations about Native culture.
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