One of the things non-Natives adore is a pow wow. They go ga-ga over them, and rightly so.

10 Things Other People Love About Indians and Stuff

Simon Moya-Smith

1.     Dreamcatchers, because nothing communicates to society that you’ve got both cultural and economical capital like a inauthentic dreamcatcher dangling from the rearview mirror of your Mercedes.

2.     When we remind their GOP relatives that English is also a foreign language.

3.     Spirit animals – are you the wolverine?


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IN the late eighties I was working in DC. Read a short article in the Post telling this story. Wilma Mankiller had just testified to a Senate committee and, after the meeting, was invited to ride down in the Senate elevator by Strom Thurmond. In the course of their ride, Thurmond said, "Mankiller. That's an interesting name. How did you come come to have a name like that?" "I earned it," she replied.