There’s been a lot of controversy brewing in Oklahoma lately over cultural appropriation and Native American war bonnets. But, it’s nothing new. Take for example these pictures of college majorettes. These baton twirlers have absolutely no clue how offensive these headdresses are to Native Americans.
The date of this picture from the Boston Public Library archives is 1934-1956. It seems majorettes in Indian headdresses were quite a common thing for the G.I. and Silent Generations.
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