Sunday, March 13, 2011
Welcome to Red Man week, where we will spend the week looking at pictures of Native Americans. This picture is of Whirling Horse. I consider this photograph to be a classic, and shows the man with full head dress, buckskin clothing, and blanket. It is believed that Whirling Horse was a member of a Wild West Show, possibly Buffalo Bill Cody's. So, in looking at the picture we must wonder whether this is the way he looked as a traditional Indian person, or whether this is how Buffalo Bill told him he should dress for the show.
I will now be taking bets on how long before I get PC attacked for calling this "Red Man" week instead of "Indigenous Plains Persons" week.