Native Americans Try On “Indian” Halloween Costumes

Native Americans Try On “Indian” Halloween Costumes


– Let’s just get this over with. (pop music) – I’ve never really been
a big fan of Halloween. – I love Halloween. Who doesn’t
love getting dressed up? – I sort of always dread this time of year because of racist costumes. – I’m so nervous. I’m so nervous. – Oh my god, what? “Tribal Temptation”. – Oh sweet Jesus. Well right off the bat the first thing I noticed is
the axe because we’re savages. – “Chief Hottie Body” I
don’t even want to say that. That feels wrong. – Haha, “Indian Brave” and I love the fact that the Indian Brave is portrayed by somebody who looks incredibly like
Arnold Schwarzenegger. – This is ridiculous. It’s
like a little black dress. – I feel like I need a really big shower after wearing this crap. – I cant even- I cant say anything – I feel frustrated that
this costume exists. – What is this even made of? – I think it’s supposed to
look like suede or animal skin. – Accuracy, on a scale of one to ten is like negative four thousand. – I don’t believe there are any headbands that have the feather
in the front like this. – When you see beads on
an actual pow-wow dress every single pattern means something. – A costume like this keeps
Native Americans in the past as if we’re not real people today. – There’s a medicine- a jingle dress- and everything on that
dress means something. They put a prayer into every cone before they attach it to the dress. – There actually feels
like there’s something pretty disrespectful about
wearing a people group as a costume. – You’re not dressing up as
a Viking or an ancient Roman, those people aren’t around anymore and this is still very real to us. – Because it’s so inaccurate
it almost feels like a joke. Like someone’s making fun
of me and all of the things my people fought and died to hold on to. – I actually belong to the Sioux nation and you don’t get to tell me that this isn’t offensive. – I don’t think anybody’s
making these costumes to be deliberately racist. – I actually think I
have more of an authority to tell you when it’s offensive
and that sort of thing because I’ve lived with
this my entire life. – So if somebody of the people group is telling you that it’s wrong that should be enough for you. – Dad, I’m sorry!

100 Replies to “Native Americans Try On “Indian” Halloween Costumes”

  1. I'M CHEROKEE AND WENT TO THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES FOR MY FAMILY RECORDS AND WE ARE 100 PERCENT INDIGENOUS TO THE AMERICA'S. HOW DID MY PEOPLE CHANGE FROM DARK COPPER COLOR TO NOT THAT COLOR.THIS IS WHY BECAUSE THE SO CALLED AFRICAN AMERICAN IS THE TRUE ABORIGINAL OF THE AMERICA'S THE TRUTH IS COMING.

  2. WHAT'S WRONG IS THAT MY PEOPLE'S LAND AND CULTURE HAS BEEN HIJACKED BY 5 DOLLAR INDIANS YOU ARE NOT ABORIGINALS OF THE AMERICA'S NEVER HAVE NEVER WILL BE THE GIG IS UP .

  3. You know looks aren’t proof of culture. You could be 3/4 native and still have lighter skin. It doesn’t matter what percent of Native blood they have in them. What they are saying is, it’s not okay to use someone else’s culture for fun. Yes, there may be many more cultures getting used for fun for Halloween. Our culture is one of them. But we are choosing to stand up for our culture. We are choosing to show people that this isn’t right. It isn’t right to use a chiefs name like that. These costumes are racist no matter what, and us natives are choosing to show people that. We didn’t get to choose our percentage of native blood. Our ancestors were raped, because they wanted to rid of native blood. So yeah we may have a little white in us, we didn’t choose to have that in us though. I promise I’m not trying to be racist or anything. And I’m sorry if I said anything in here that offended someone. But that is my culture and I won’t allow people to step all over it because they see it as something you can use for fun.

  4. They do not realise that their own identity is being sold to them. I am a desi Indian. If someone wears a traditional Indian dress, I would not be offended, nobody in India would be, because we like that somebody else around the globe is actually learning about our culture. These videos are lies spread by white liberals to submit other races into their submission.

  5. I am Italian and I don't get offended if someone wears a costume of an ancient roman soldier also if it isn't accurate. Being accurate means spending money and not everyone can afford this. Halloween is just a moment of enjoyment, so relax

  6. The woman with blonde in her hair looks so beautifully originally Native American. Like truly 100%, she’s stunning.

  7. If You'd look up "offensive Aboriginal terms" all but 2 are unacceptable.
    1)Aboriginee
    2)Native
    Are okay to say
    the rest are not nice to call someone

  8. People of India are obviously Indians,West Indies people are also Indians and Native Americans are also Indians…..Mind blown🙎

  9. The so-called Native Indians are the tribe of Gad in the bible. They are the children of Israel, descendants of Abraham. A rich heritage which awaits them should they return to the covenant. Teachings of their heritage can be found at GOCC (Gathering of Christ Church). Peace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6LZbPfqxA4&t=35s

  10. As a vampire, who has mummy relatives and frankensteins monster in the family along with faries and princesses I am offended at these costumes for halloween!

  11. not to be racist, but all the people in this video where pretty white skinned there all probably 1/32 actual native american, but due to our modern day society we pass these people off as being "native american"

  12. (Not Native American) 7 years ago I came across a bunch of students dressed up as “Indians 😩 as they called it” I told them that it was particularly offensive to dress as another culture in this way especially depicting spiritual and ritual beliefs as many of them wore chieftain headdresses and got punched for it, today in Spain I saw a couple dressed as Chinese at a carnival 😔 it makes me sad as someone who is actually part Sri Lankan (but passes as Caucasian) it’s shocking how many people think it’s okay to dress up as other cultures for fun.

  13. Lmao. If you came anywhere near one of us wearing one of those you would get made fun of until you cried. Then we would tell the whole rez how we met some generokee from the Walmart clan in town.

  14. These are the whitest looking native I have ever seen. Next time find some real natives, not the fully assimilated ones.

  15. It's actually hilarious how racist and ignorant these coloured people are. They genuinely think the world revolves around America. How sad.

  16. 1:34 I totally agree with this dude omg FINALLY
    Do people really think this is accurate? Maybe that there are patterns?

  17. How about we stop appropriating each other's cultures. Like every single culture. Vikings and Roman traditions are still practiced today my friend maybe not in America

    Maybe we should stop trying to put other cultures down in other to make our own point bc it's only making things worse BuzzFeed

  18. Wow, I never realised there were so many snowflakes of the viking variety still in existence. Guess we learn something new everyday 😅

  19. Crazy video, check out our new Indigenous Fashion website at https://oitclothing.com
    See you on the Red Road 🙂

  20. Makes me think the pain my great grandma, Hedwige Rivet, my grandma Cécile, and all my other relatives who where decent from the Blackfoot Native Tribes in Canada went through when my other European relatives invaded their land. It breaks my heart.

    To break it down, my grandma was French Canadian and Native American and her husband (my grandpa) was British.

  21. JUST FOR SOME UNKNOWLEDGE PEOPLE OUT THER!!! DO NOT WARE OR MAKE OUR TRADITIONAL CLOTHING It is very disrespectful!!😤 im being over dramatic but this is serious it is not ok!!😤😤😤😂😂

  22. When she said. You could dress up as a viking a roman. It would still be offencive to people who have descended from them. Because their is still some people who have a religion in viking culture wich is called norse. So when people make costumes of vikings they wouldnt know what they would have looked like. And most vikings didnt wear horned helmets like they are pretrade in costumes. So just dont say that

  23. None of you are the TRUE ABORIGINAL OF THE AMERICA'S STOP LYING THE GIG IS UP Y'ALL ARE 5 DOLLAR INDIANS .I AM FULL BLOODED INDIGENOUS I KNOW THE TRUTH I DID MY RESEARCH ON YOU IMPOSTERS .MY PEOPLE ARE COPPER COLOR AND STILL THAT COLOR .

  24. Apparently people get offended for anything nowadays. I'm hispanic and if native americans put on a sombrero or mariachi costume I would laugh not cry or get angry. Get over yourselves.

  25. I have never met a Native American that hates white people. They don’t hate us they just want us to understand

  26. Native American here. Hmm… Sooo they want to be us. Fine. Lets claim all residence of America Native, this way we're not the minority anymore and this way Maybe We'll all get along.

  27. Interesting & funny!! Thank you for the great info & educating others about a topic important to all of us as Native ppl! Thanks again!

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  28. It's a costume!? What's so wrong with that?! Like it's so effective. How are u so frustrated? Dude seriously negative 4000? WHO'S MAKING FUN OF U??!! OH MY GOSH PEOPLE!!!!!!!! I'M SO MAD AT THIS!!. People these days!!!!!

  29. Omg the half white in me is offended by native people wearing crowns and royal outfits.

    Bruh, a fake headdress is similar to a fake metal that you get in a toy military set and you don’t see veterans getting pissed about that.

    And may I add, these people look mix raced, probably more white that anything.

  30. My people were savages, I’m Norse (Scandinavian/ Viking). I had ancestors that fought against the English in 10,000. My people believed on a war base religion, and when you died more war! Their were even many accounts of them beheading there enemies and prisoners.

  31. Native Americans, the most entitled race, they dont pay taxes, they get a check for something that happened hundreds of years ago, can hunt anytime anywhere whenever they want, yet they're moaning about small things, nice

  32. Mofo’s less than 5% Native American use “facts” from google and get offended over stupid costumes

  33. Donald Trump: doesn’t want anyone immigrate to America

    Native Americans: So when do you leave?

    I am Native American myself and I saw this quote and loved it

  34. If non Indian people want to dress up like indians,I don't see a problem. Think about it, 200 years ago the hatred towards native people was way off the charts. Nowadays the native race of people are admired. Many people like wearing split leather with fringe. I do. I even do seed bead work on my leather clothes.

  35. A native American is ANY American BORN IN America! Around 90% of ALL Americans are native Americans! Stop using terms and words in the way that the anti-American left has hijacked and wrongly created.

    The first Americans were also white. They brought the name, they were the first to call themselves American and they created the country! Enough with the madness and lie of political correctness, another sick and evil thing created by the anti-American left!

  36. Oml, ridiculousness!!!! So offensive, and I agree that these costumes are just a joke and making fun of us like I just cant. In what universe would I wear this type of clothing. Makes me think where in the world did these people get the creativity or idea to make such a heinous costume.. not even close to the real deal. #fullbloodedNavajo#Indigenous

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