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* In one of ''The Hardy Boys'' novels, the characters visit an Indian reservation and so one of them wears a feathered headdress, looking nothing like the people who live there who are just dressed in ordinary Western clothes.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Rather than give Chakotay an actual Native American tribe, the writers just made one up and presented a bunch of cliches to go with it. Then due to Robert Beltran's Mesoamerican heritage, they moved this fictional tribe down to Central America. So we have a tribe in the jungle who worship sky spirits (despite only glimpsing the sky), have vision quests (sweat lodges in the jungle?), medicine wheels and medicine bundles, and ancestor worship (more of an Asian practice) and facial tattoos that look more Maori than Native American. It didn't help that Jamake Highwater, their consultant on Native American culture, turned out to be a fraud.

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* Played for laughs in the Creator/RobertLudlum novel ''The Road to Omaha''. Semi-crazy General Hawkins brings a lawsuit to the Supreme Court on how the U.S. government stole basically the entire state of Nebraska from an obscure Indian tribe. Hawkins goes all in, even taking on the name of Chief Thunder Head and acting "in tradition." That includes having the others of the Tribe go around almost naked all the time, including before reporters. Charlie Sunset, a young member of the tribe, tears into Hawkins on how "no one in our history has ever dressed like this!" but Hawkins insists on continuing.


* All the Indians in ''WesternAnimation/PocahontasGoldenFilms'' dressed like this.

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* All the Indians in ''WesternAnimation/PocahontasGoldenFilms'' dressed like this. This is also the case in ''WesternAnimation/YoungPocahontas''.


** Music/NeilYoung dressed this way in Buffalo Springfield. Despite his physical appearance, and his music reflecting Native history and ideas, he says family research did not find Native ancestry. But he has played with a lot of Native musicians and he was adopted by the Muckleshoot tribe of Washington State. More recently he and Creator/WillieNelson were [[http://boldnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2014/09/honoring-e1411934583632.jpg invested with sacred buffalo robes]] by elders of the Lakotah, Ponca and Omaha nations. This is an ''extremely'' high honor, bestowed on them for [[https://www.popularresistance.org/neil-young-on-climate-change-cowboy-indian-alliance/ their work]] in [[http://rejectandprotect.org/ opposing]] [[http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/14/cowboys-and-indians-stand-together-against-keystone-xl/ the Keystone Pipeline.]] (Note lots of Native people wearing traditional clothing and jewelry in these pictures.)

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** Music/NeilYoung dressed this way in Buffalo Springfield. Despite his physical appearance, and his music reflecting Native history and ideas, he says family research did not find Native ancestry. But he has played with a lot of Native musicians and he was adopted by the Muckleshoot tribe of Washington State. More recently he and Creator/WillieNelson Music/WillieNelson were [[http://boldnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2014/09/honoring-e1411934583632.jpg invested with sacred buffalo robes]] by elders of the Lakotah, Ponca and Omaha nations. This is an ''extremely'' high honor, bestowed on them for [[https://www.popularresistance.org/neil-young-on-climate-change-cowboy-indian-alliance/ their work]] in [[http://rejectandprotect.org/ opposing]] [[http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/14/cowboys-and-indians-stand-together-against-keystone-xl/ the Keystone Pipeline.]] (Note lots of Native people wearing traditional clothing and jewelry in these pictures.)



** One of the most notorious examples of a non-Indian pretending to be one and employing many of the standard "Indian" tropes was Forrest Asa Carter, author of ''The Education of Little Tree''. The book was [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie a complete fabrication]] passing itself off as autobiography. Carter was a member of the KKK and had been George Wallace's speechwriter, giving the world the "segregation now, segregation forever" speech. [[http://www.radiodiaries.org/seeing-the-forrest-through-the-little-trees/ ''Radio Diaries'' revealed many details of Carter's life in this podcast]].

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** One of the most notorious examples of a non-Indian pretending to be one and employing many of the standard "Indian" tropes was Forrest Asa Carter, author of ''The Education of Little Tree''. The book was [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie a complete fabrication]] passing itself off as autobiography. Carter was a member of the KKK and had been George Wallace's speechwriter, giving the world the "segregation now, segregation forever" speech. [[http://www.radiodiaries.org/seeing-the-forrest-through-the-little-trees/ ''Radio Diaries'' revealed many details of Carter's life in this podcast]].podcast]]


* Subverted in ''PigsInHeaven'': When a white character tells a Cherokee woman that she wears nice handmade moccasins, she replies she bought them from a hippie store in Denver, since everyone in her part of Oklahoma actually wears boots.

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* Subverted in ''PigsInHeaven'': ''Literature/PigsInHeaven'': When a white character tells a Cherokee woman that she wears nice handmade moccasins, she replies she bought them from a hippie store in Denver, since everyone in her part of Oklahoma actually wears boots.


* Most if not all Indian tribes in ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' follow the same pattern: ugly totem poles, loincloths, adjective-animal names, teepees and raindancing shamans. Of course, it was never meant to be taken seriously. Though there is the occasional subversion, like when a traveller tries to pull off the "shiny glass beads for trade" trick, the chieftain merely says "[[DarkestAfrica the paleface is thinking of the wrong continent]]".

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* Most if not all Indian tribes in ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' follow the same pattern: ugly totem poles, loincloths, adjective-animal names, teepees and raindancing shamans. Of course, it was never meant to be taken seriously. Though there is the occasional subversion, like when a traveller tries to pull off the "shiny glass beads for trade" trick, the chieftain merely says "[[DarkestAfrica the paleface is thinking of the wrong continent]]".continent]]"



* Averted In the ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' fic [[http://www.tbillingsemergencyfanfic.com/eyeofthebeholderpart1.htm "Eye of the Beholder"]] and others in the series. Chet Kelly makes a crack about John Gage's fiance not wearing buckskins when John shows the guys her picture, and John replies that he and she have them but they're only for special occasions. John does wear his for his naming ceremony in the previous fic, [[http://www.tbillingsemergencyfanfic.com/returnpart1.htm "Return"]], but is rather embarrassed with how he looks, especially when Roy takes a picture. They also show up during the native wedding ceremony in [[http://www.tbillingsemergencyfanfic.com/christmasinlamedeerpart1.htm "Christmas in Lame Deer",]]

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* Averted In the ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' fic [[http://www.tbillingsemergencyfanfic.com/eyeofthebeholderpart1.htm "Eye of the Beholder"]] and others in the series. Chet Kelly makes a crack about John Gage's fiance not wearing buckskins when John shows the guys her picture, and John replies that he and she have them but they're only for special occasions. John does wear his for his naming ceremony in the previous fic, [[http://www.tbillingsemergencyfanfic.com/returnpart1.htm "Return"]], "Return,"]] but is rather embarrassed with how he looks, especially when Roy takes a picture. They also show up during the native wedding ceremony in [[http://www.tbillingsemergencyfanfic.com/christmasinlamedeerpart1.htm "Christmas in Lame Deer",]]Deer."]]


*** Note that he was fired from his position at the university for fabricating research about all kinds of alleged genocidal acts committed against Native Americans by the US government. (That's not to say such things never happened, only that he grossly exaggerated some of them or outright invented them.) The irony would be pretty rich if it turned out the guy claiming to be an advocate for Native Americans is really an impostor who co-opted their culture for his own gain. However, Some Native activists, notably John Trudell (Santee), believed Churchill and respected his work.

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*** Note that he was fired from his position at the university for fabricating research about all kinds of alleged genocidal acts committed against Native Americans by the US government. (That's not to say such things never happened, only that he grossly exaggerated some of them or outright invented them.) The irony would be pretty rich if it turned out the guy claiming to be an advocate for Native Americans is really an impostor who co-opted their culture for his own gain. However, Some some Native activists, notably John Trudell (Santee), believed Churchill and respected his work.


* Creator/TimMcGraw's song "Indian Outlaw" mentions several tribes, and then describes practices and accouterments that don't belong to any of them.

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* Creator/TimMcGraw's Music/TimMcGraw's song "Indian Outlaw" mentions several tribes, and then describes practices and accouterments that don't belong to any of them.

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* Creator/TimMcGraw's song "Indian Outlaw" mentions several tribes, and then describes practices and accouterments that don't belong to any of them.


* Zig-zagged in RimWorld, where all tribespeople wear either 'tribalwear' or just trousers, and is always made from some kind of natural material, be it deerskin to alpaca wool, but you can end up making the same items from sythread (an artificial material produced by machines) and you can end up having tribespeople in your colony wearing button down shirts and parkas.

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* Zig-zagged in RimWorld, ''VideoGame/RimWorld'', where all tribespeople wear either 'tribalwear' or just trousers, and is which are always made from some kind of natural material, be it deerskin to alpaca wool, but you can end up making the same items from sythread (an synthread (a futuristic artificial material produced by machines) and you can end up having tribespeople in your colony wearing button down shirts and parkas.parkas if you have the required technology.


While aspects of these outfits are TruthInTelevision for some tribes, [[ErmineCapeEffect some of the time,]][[note]]Large amounts of beading and jewelry for example is reserved for special occasions.[[/note]] North America is a big place, with a great deal of variation between Native cultures. Plus these aspects are occasionally applied to Native cultures outside of the US, leading to confusion as to why indigenous people in Peru are wearing buckskin. But since most writers are mainly concerned with making money and don't want to be bothered with research, the common portrayal fails to capture this wide variety. Many tribes' traditional outfits look nothing like the stereotype.

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While aspects of these outfits are TruthInTelevision for some tribes, [[ErmineCapeEffect some of the time,]][[note]]Large time,[[note]]Large amounts of beading and jewelry for example is reserved for special occasions.[[/note]] North America is a big place, with a great deal of variation between Native cultures. Plus these aspects are occasionally applied to Native cultures outside of the US, leading to confusion as to why indigenous people in Peru are wearing buckskin. But since most writers are mainly concerned with making money and don't want to be bothered with research, the common portrayal fails to capture this wide variety. Many tribes' traditional outfits look nothing like the stereotype.


* Chief War Cloud and Princess Little Cloud in the original Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Hollywood and Championship Wrestling From Florida, though they were part of a tribe in Mexico.

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* Largely downplayed with Chief Thunderbird, mostly limited too he a feathered headdress he wore as entrance attire.
* Chief War Cloud and Princess Little Cloud in the original Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Hollywood and Championship Wrestling From Florida, though they Little Cloud and the [[LegacyCharacter second]] War Cloud were part of a tribe in Mexico.


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* Initially averted by Cometa Azules III, who initially dressed the same way as Cometa Azules I and II, as they trained him for a short term run. After meeting lucha libre legend Wrestling/ElSanto, he decided to undergo further training in the Blue Demon's school and was nicknamed "Apache" after he was seen without his mask. Gran Apache decided [[AppropriatedAppellation to make it his gimmick]], although still downplayed as he was determined to show people how Apache really dressed, with no interest in playing "cowboys and Indians".


* Averted by India Sioux, the one who around [[Wrestling/{{CMLL}} EMLL]] in the 1970s [[LegacyCharacter and]] the one in the 2000s for [[Wrestling/DragonGate Toryumon Mexico]] both. They wore leather, tights and has fairly short non braided hair. Played straighter by the Apaches, seen around the same areas and Wrestling/{{AAA}}, who wear feathers.

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* Averted by India Sioux, the one who around [[Wrestling/{{CMLL}} EMLL]] in the 1970s [[LegacyCharacter and]] the one in the 2000s for [[Wrestling/DragonGate Toryumon Mexico]] both. They wore leather, tights and has had fairly short non braided hair. Played straighter by the Apaches, seen around the same areas and Wrestling/{{AAA}}, who wear feathers.feathers, but otherwise tend to lack braids and wear semi standard lucha libre gear.


-->''"[[TontoTalk How ... how]] [[UnfortunateImplications could you think this was a good idea?]]"''

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-->''"[[TontoTalk How ... how]] [[UnfortunateImplications [[ObligatoryJoke could you think this was a good idea?]]"''

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