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How, paleface!

8th Oct, 2012 | Posted by in Blog
How, paleface!

Native American Day opens up many paths of research and celebration. As a people, their spiritual beliefs are rich and varied, their history is filled with tragedy and courage, and even their tastes are interesting, from cornbread to tobacco. But what I love more than anything is their fashion sense – wild colours, vibrant patterns, feathersĀ and bits of other animals left, right and centre.

Unfortunately I don’t know any Native Americans (living in Yorkshire doesn’t help the situation), but there’s a shop called Kathmandu that sells all kinds of exotic and tribal knickknacks, such as dreamcatchers, incense, jewellery made of shark teeth and, how shall I put this, objects that look like bongs but have a sign next to them saying they’re not to be used for the inhalation of illegal substances. Mm-hmm.

But anyway, outside Kathmandu sits this amazing statue of a Native American chieftain with a cigar resting across his top lip like a comedy moustache. If that’s not worth celebrating, I don’t know what is.

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Rich Sutherland

Rich is a copywriter and social media manager who loves writing about random things in his spare time. Between weekly posts for Days of the Year, he can be found on his blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. He also writes short stories within 140 characters on his @tinyweefiction channel. If you see him in the street, make sure to wave (he's 6'4" with glasses, a beard and rockabilly hair - can't miss him).
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