Person 1: You have no idea how many times someone will go, “Oh my goodness, my great grandma was a Cherokee princess.”
Person 2: By the way, we didn’t have princesses.
Person 3: I’m actually a big musical festival fan.
Person 4: I’ve never been to Coachella, or anything like it.
Person 3: There he is in his headdress.
Person 5: Jared, why? Oh my god. I was fully prepared to marry this man.
Person 6: It’s just kind of so unnecessary.
Person 2: I don’t know why he has to wear that.
Person 4: This is not what it’s for.
Person 5: I will teach you everything you need to know Jared, baby. You just give me a call.
Person 6: What the heck is this?
Person 4: This looks like a little girl playing dress up.
Person 5: She went all out. She’s really trying here.
Person 3: It’s like five different cultures going on.
Person 1: We got these little doo-dad things that look like belly dancing. Then we have bead work, which looks like Native American, then we got the Carnival feathers.
Person 7: Pow Wows are not the Renaissance fair, you don’t just go show up dressed like that.
Person 3: She has no idea what she’s representing.
Person 6: So many people are going to be like “Wow! That’s awesome. I want that style” without knowing what it’s about. …Oh no!
Person 4: Holy sh*t!
Person 5: What is? What is? Why? This is like dollar store regalia.
Person 4: If you’re going to appropriate my imagery, do a better job.
Person 6: Yeah, at least do it well.
Person 3: This is like the worst Halloween costume in the Halloween store.
Person 5: If you go to a Pow Wow and someone is wearing a head dress, that means something. Every single feather on there has been blessed. Every single bead has been meticulously placed. There are symbols on there that have deep spiritual meaning.
Person 1: It’s like the drunk moms at a five-year-old’s birthday party.
Person 2: That’s what they are.
Person 5: It was a joke for her. For us to have fought for hundreds of years to maintain that identity and then just to make us a joke like this, it’s hurtful.
Person 1: Oh my god.
Person 2: Wow.
Person 3: That’s just inappropriate.
Person 5: I’m very certain this guy’s loin cloth didn’t need to be that long.
Person 2: It looks like he lost a bet.
Person 6: It looks like a faulty apron.
Person 5: Yeah, his Converse does not match his loin cloth.
Person 6: You can afford to get a better costume.
Person 4: The pictures that I’ve seen are why I don’t go to these music festivals.
Person 5: We’ve become sort of mythologized and we’re actually people.
Person 2: You’re not dressing up like a 16th century prince, you know? This is still very real to us.
Person 6: I think it just makes you feel exoticized.
Person 3: Not realizing how an image, like a head dress can continue to keep an entire race of people down.
Person 5: If you have interests in our culture, feel free to ask. I would be more than happy to share.
Person 6: Try to get to know the culture before just using what you think looks pretty.
Person 5: That the way that it makes us feel when we see our spirituality being mocked, it doesn’t feel good.