A place to study and consider images that are--or are MEANT to be--of American Indians. That is, ANIMALS or NON-INDIANS, playing Indian. Dressing up like Indians. With the occasional 'real' Indian, misrepresented.
Monday, May 7, 2007
This is a "scalp belt" from Carol Ryrie Brink's book Caddie Woodlawn. The book won the Newberry Medal in 1935. See more discussion of the "scalp belt" at my blog American Indians in Children's Literature. Look specifically at the entry dated May 6, 2007.