10 Native-Style April Fool’s Day Pranks to Play and Pay

Vincent Schilling

Happy April Fool’s Day! Or shall we say, beware of the Native trickster, as are we on this first day of April. It's not a Native holiday, of course, but there's nothing to stop us from joining in the fun. So in celebration of this wonderful day of jokes, pranks, rubber vomit and joy buzzers, here we go, friends and relatives…. Here are 10 Native-style April Fool’s Day Pranks to play on your family, friends, neighbors or, if you can get clearance, the President himself.

Leave some buffalo poop on your neighbor’s porch and ring the doorbell

Ok, this one may be a bit much but … it’s fun to think about. If you really have your heart set on this poop gag, you can substitute any kind of animal poop you might have at your … well, disposal. Eagle poop, Goat poop, wolf poop or chicken poop work just fine.

Buffalo poop (Photo: Erin Longstocking/rock.paper.scissors)


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swrussel's picture
Submitted by swrussel on
Buffalo poop has the advantage of quantity. Also, by the time it's safe to collect it, it's got a least a dry crust on the outside, so if you use a big shovel you will not have the scent of guilt around you.

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Michael Madrid
Submitted by Michael Madrid on
Here are a few more things you can do on April Fool's Day:: Hang out at night on nearly any desolate highway in northern New Mexico with a sign (painted on cardboard) that reads: OBLIVION OR BUST. Wear a breechcloth and ride a horse through town. Wear a sign that reads: George A. Custer Fan Club Wear a sign that says: Andrew Jackson was my main man! Plant a peach pit on Kit Carson's grave Hang out at a tourist trap and convince White people you're Graham Greene's younger brother or sister. Try the same thing using Adam Beach. One hundred points if you get a free lunch,.