Indian snowglobe?

I ran across this at a novelty store a couple of weeks ago. To be fair, they appeared to have a snowglobe “section” and it is a store known for having unusual, kitschy objects. But then, I suppose that is part of what made it disturbing to me. Another example of Native culture being appropriated, repackaged, and commercialized into an exotic commodity for a mainstream American consumer.

Just like the “hipster headdress,” this seems like a poor way to express one’s affinity for Indigenous Peoples. (Check out an entry on Aljazeera called Don’t Trend on Me that asks: “Is the use of Native American designs in mainstream fashion a sign of progress or cultural insensitivity?”)


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