Thursday, November 20, 2008

One Little, Two Little, Three Little. . . Native Americans

Sadly, political correctness really interferes with the rhythm of traditional children's music.

But that's not what this post is about.

I happened to have a front row seat for the drama event of the month here in the middle of nowhere. The production was called "The First Thanksgiving," and it had a cast of several short Pilgrims and Indi Native Americans.

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They introduced themselves to one another. It was a very straightforward and simple meeting which was probably completely unlike the event on which the play was based.

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Then they fished together.

I don't think they caught anything.

They dined on some lovely plastic food and then took their bows.

If only cultural issues were actually that simple.

6 comments:

Dawn said...

I love the Roxy shirt the Ind... I mean native American is wearing! Who knew that was in fashion even back then!

Bill Harshaw said...

Funny, I visited the National Museum of the American Indian (http://www.nmai.si.edu/) on the Mall last month. Guess you all are more politically correct out there than we are in D.C. :-)

(BTW, they had great acorn soup and succotash.)

Michael Croft said...

Life is simple... People are the ones that make it complicated.

I love your style of writing. My day seems a little brighter when Google says you updated your blog.

Mum-me said...

What a cute native American!

Yes, I agree that politicial correctness can get a bit complicated at times. Here we used to call the original inhabitants 'aboriginal'. Then we had to call them 'Koori'. Now they are referred to as 'Indigenous Australians.'

There is a large community of Indigenous Australians at our school, and many of them are friends with my children. They all quite happily play together and never even seem to notice the difference in skin colour or facial features.

Plowing and Sowing said...

Looks like fun. Dad gum political correctness messes with everything...even the music.

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

I bet the plastic food was tastier back in the day. :-)

I've been trying to find The REAL story of Thanksgiving & keep coming up with all kinds of conflicting scenarios. Rush was even talking about it today...

 
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