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Steady as the Beating Drum
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Published: August 28, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 EmilySoto

Editorial for SUGARKISS Magazine
Model: Cienna Buchanan
Production: Scout Mgmt
Hair/MUA: Jen Kolhagen
Stylist: Steffani Symons

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Image size
480x720px 344.31 KB
Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
85 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 11, 2011, 6:48:27 PM
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.4
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NM-D4n3Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you like this ^_^

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SilverMutttHobbyist Digital Artist
Native Americans aren't costumes :/
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Gorgeous! Reminds me of Rocki Gorman ads, which always make me happy. :)
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very nice
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Cultural Appropriation - offensive.
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Wonderfully beautiful picture, excellent style. Nicely done!
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Please don't take this the wrong way, but this is considered racist to many native americans. It's offensive to them. I'm assuming that you weren't aware, but I'm just letting you know now. Females wearing warbonnets is considered racist because only males are supposed to wear warbonnets. It may sound odd and silly but just wanted to let you know x:
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I couldn't agree more! I myself am part Native American, and I hate it when people are too ignorant to only associate them with feather hats, teepees, and screaming. There is so much more to them than people think, but it's because of the fact that people don't know any better that makes them not realize what they're doing.
Even on a simple child's movie -- Peter Pan -- Native Americans are portrayed as having pure red skin, ALWAYS sitting cross-legged, ALWAYS smoking a tobacco pipe, and dancing around with their hand over their mouth screaming. Some of that is KIND OF close, but not really. This just encourages little kids to dance around screaming, which is actually making fun of them, but they're too naïve to realize.
I also hate the fact that people STILL continue to call them Indians, even though it's been known for CENTURIES now that they are NOT Indians. The politically correct term is Native Americans. Actually, they shouldn't even be called that -- they weren't ever Americans; the settlers just came over and called the place America.
I know a lot of people don't care about the correct information of Native Americans, but I care -- and I agree that stuff like this is offensive and false.
Plus, I don't mean to correct you, but it was actually only the chiefs that ever wore feathered head-dresses, or a tribes member that was also high in authority. But the men did wear certain cloth pieces when they were going to war, and you were right about women never wearing the war bonnets.
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Thank you for letting me know where I was wrong! More information for me to know c: I know what you mean though, being Hispanic and Asian isn't that much of a pleasure either..
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There are many tribes that had matriarchal systems especially the Sioux. Women always had a say in the decisions made by the top members of the tribe. Sadly that isn't what it is like today. The Europeans turned a lot of our tribes into patriarchal systems, when we were matriarchal. I am Oglala Lakota Tetonwan. We are more known as Sioux which means snake or enemy which comes from the Chippewa word Nadowe-is-iw (singular) which the French transformed it into Sioux. Which is why alot of Natives don't like that name. The Tetonwan come from the original Seven Council Fires which were the Mdewakantonwan (Camping at Spirit Lake), Wahpekute (Leaf Shooters), Wahpetonwan (Camping among Leaves), Sisitonwan(Camping among Swamps), Ihanktonwan (Camping at the End), Ihanktonwanna (Camping at the little End), and Tetonwan (Camping on the Plains). The Seven Council Fires of the Tetonwan are the Oglalas (Scatter One's Own), Miniconjou (Planters by the River), Sicangu (Burnt Thighs), Oohenonpa (Two Kettles), Itazipco (Without Bow), Sihasapa (Black Feet), Hunkpapa (End of Horn). There are three dialects spoken in the Original Seven Council Fires, which were Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota. All of the Tetonwan are Lakota. The Mdewakantonwan, Wahpekute, Wahpetonwan, and Sisitonwan are Dakota. The Ihanktonwan and the Ihanktonwanna are Nakota. Now you know some more stuff about the "Sioux." :] I do find this picture highly disrespectful, it is downgrading those who have truly earned the right to wear the sacred headdress.
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Beautiful got lost in your eyes
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yeahhhhhh...love pic....very beautifull
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Lovely Indian girl, the feather crown remind me of Dayak Tribe in my land - Borneo, almost similar.... fantastic job Emily :)
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I jest kolejna sliczność z tego John'ego
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your an amazing photographer
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so pretty ¡¡¡¡¡ nice
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excellent work
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I love this picture, but I can't put my finger on the reason why.
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She's so beautiful :love:,
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Cool photo, sister :peace: !
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