Tepee Art Pulled After Native American Students Complain

Gabriel Nadales, Campus Reform, March 23, 2015

A wooden tepee built as a school project was taken down after Native American students at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) complained that it made a mockery out of their culture.

The project, made from reclaimed wood, was erected on SBCC’s campus on March 4, but Native American students complained on social media and to the administration that it was a form of cultural appropriation–a social theory in which a dominant culture adapts certain aspects of a different culture, creating the perception that the new culture is the authentic form.


“As a Native American, I’m appalled by the insensitiveness by this crude display,” Angel Solorzano wrote in a post on the college’s Facebook page. “A Teepee is something that belongs to Native American heritage. I do not condone this as something artistic, but a mockery of my culture.”

According to the Santa Barbara Independent, Eric Heras, a SBCC student, contacted the American Indian Movement (AIM) which in turn told the college’s administration to take the art down.

“The acceptance of this ‘art piece’ is a mockery of my people,” student Laina Godinez told Native News Online. “By allowing this its [sic] making it okay for anyone, anywhere to exploit my culture, tradition, and me for their benefit. With no consequences it allows more generations to continue this bad habit.”

Godinez and Heras, led the charge to have the art project removed. Ultimately, the art students agreed to take down the project.


After hearing word of the complaints, Lori Gaskin, Santa Barbara City College’s president, convened a meeting with art students and Native American representatives. According to the Independent, the Native American representatives alleged the college is originally a Native American burial ground.

Gaskin also sent a campus-wide e-mail apologizing to the Native American community but also defended the art students, claiming that they did not have negative intentions.


Santa Barbara City College will host a forum to discuss issues of cultural sensitivity on April 7, in the college’s Garvin Theatre.

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  • USofAntiWhite

    “It is very insensitive. Our people were/are hunter-gatherers of Neolithic proportions and this teepee… was and is the best we could manage collectively for shelter. As for Western Civilization well… you build space stations and orbiters and displaying this teepee is insensitive, to point out the vast differences between our people and cultures and you should be punished for making this reality so apparent. Insensitive! We are all the same, except your group is also racist and evil too.” -the inner workings of the confused “native” Indian mind

    • Whitetrashgang

      That and beads from WT is all they have.

      • Charles Martel

        The beads where beyond their ability to create as well. Imagine the value a space alien childs anti gravity toy would bring on the open market.

        • John Smith

          They made shell beads (wampum) and bone as well, but the decorative beads associated with Indians were glass trade beads in bright colors they could never have duplicated with bone or shell.

          • Hilis Hatki

            When commenting on their expedition Lewis and Clark said they wish they would have carried more “blue” trade items.

          • Walking very quietly and blending into the scenery was one of their specialties. I was quite surprised at how little the Croatian conscripts knew in this respect.

    • ElComadreja

      They never developed written language or the concept of the wheel either.

      • JGTThrasher

        The only tribe to develop a written language were the Cherokee. They saw the power of it when they encountered whites who had it, so they developed letters and a constitution. That is why they were known as one of the “civilized” tribes. When I was in my twenties (around 1994) I lived with the Wampanoag for a while. They were very dark and many had kinky hair, which they claimed came from accepting runaway slaves into the tribe. I suspect it had more to do with living in poverty alongside Africans and interbreeding with them. Anyway, they were a delightful, if not superstitious people and I consider it one of the best times in my life. Unfortunately, and I believe genetically, they were unable to function fully in the West, with it’s standards of keeping appointments and looking to the future. I learned a lot there that was and is very positive, but I also learned that I was not them and they were not me, so I was able to look into my own history and discover my own tribal traditions.

        • I liked Amerinds too, though the only ones I knew very well were some of the murderers in prison. They liked me as well. The Apache was pretty much on the edge, and anyone could tell, but once you’ve seen another fellow naked, that’s water under the bridge. He had lots of tattoos, and I have lots of scars.

    • nordicman

      I love it how Indians and their supporters whine about ‘we stole the land and displaced them’ to which I tell them to quite using our technology and go speak a ‘native american’language if they hate us so bad. Oh, and if they want me to feel bad about the bad things whites did to Indians, let’s talk about the horrific attacks on whites Indian tribes did, let’s talk about how they were fighting each other before we got here.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        We were here for thousands of years before the first Amerinds crossed the Bering Straits from Asia. Google “Kenniwick Man” or “Penon Woman”…

        We were here first, but their greater numbers engaged in genocide against us…

  • If they can’t have it, send it to Boston. I’m sure Elizabeth Warren will feel right at home inside of it.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Staffer: “Madame Senator, some students want to send you a teepee.”
      Warren: “No thanks, I have enough toilet paper.”

    • Samuel Hathaway

      LOL! Elizabeth Warren would proudly make it her home… kind of like a dog house for humans…

  • Who Me?

    I don’t see what the Indians are b****ing about. That structure is NOT a teepee. It is a wooden obelisk built by and for White American college students for whatever reason. The only resemblance to a teepee is in the minds of the ‘offended”. White people were making obelisk-shaped buildings in Europe and N. Africa before they ever ventured over the western seas to find some plains Indians living in pointed tents made of hides.

    • De Doc

      Heck, most of Americams claim to have some Cherokee blood. The students who built this thing should have invoked their rights as fellow IAs.

    • ElComadreja

      No and it was a foolish mistake on our part. The policy should have been assimilate or perish.

    • SFLBIB

      Heaven help the tee-pee motel if they were still in business.

    • meanqueen

      Love your last line the most. It’s truly mind boggling.

  • JInSanD

    An Indian going to college is cultural appropriation.

    “As an American, I’m appalled by the insensitiveness by this crude display,” JinSanD wrote in a post on AMREN, “A college education is something that belongs to White heritage. I do not condone this as something educational, but a mockery of my culture.”

    • 李冠毅

      Actually, universities, as in institutions of learning, was something that was developed independently by many cultures. Also, there is historical evidence that universities in ancient China, Egypt, India, and Persia predated universities in Europe and provided early paradigms for Western knowledge.

  • connorhus

    OK fine. Then every building on reservation land built using European construction techniques should be torn down as I find it insulting that Indians cannot use their own cultural shelters to live in and for other public functions. We will give mobile homes a pass though so 99% of them will still keep their homes while learning how to construct teepees again.

  • Simonetta

    It is flat out wrong for American Indians to claim the teepee as ‘their’ native cultural icon. This is a classic temporary structure found and used by all nomadic peoples on the earth.
    It works well for what it is. Which is a bunch of poles and skins than can be thrown up in an hour. It provides minimum shelter for homeless people who are constantly moving from place to place to find sustenance.

    When people progress and discover agriculture, (which white people did about 10,000 years ago, but American Indians of the plains couldn’t manage to do), they make more permanent and lasting structures on the land that their crops grow. These form villages, communities, cities, and civilizations. Something else the American Indians of the plains couldn’t ever seem to manage to do.

    When given the opportunity to become part of an advanced civilization (not to mention the most powerful one that the earth has ever seen), the people who chose to align themselves with per-agricultural aborigines aren’t people who deserve to be taken seriously.

    The ‘native american’ students are right about one thing. A teepee should never be made out of sheets of wood and metal, because that makes it not a temporary structure but a third-world ‘dime a day’ dirt-and-disease hovel. A slum, a ‘favela’, a shantytown.
    A repulsive place to be and live. Not something to be proud of.

  • s r

    They should build a castle then.

    • Speedy Steve

      Or a Gothic cathedral.

  • Pa Guy in NJ

    I know an Indian and according to him they are basically the same as blacks-they look down on any form of education and they piss and moan about nonsense; he left, got an education and married a white woman, he seems to be a productive member of society now.

    I used to respect them but have lost most of it-we took this land by force and I feel no shame for it.

    • The only two purebloods I have known were in federal prison with me: one Navajo and the other Jicarilla Apache. They were quite OK.

      • De Doc

        They do understand the value of culture and blood. Some tribes today are very strict with blood quantum, before admitting some ‘lost’ members to their system. Others, like the Eastern Band Cherokee, are basically White folks with distant Native roots.

        • Hilis Hatki

          The Casino money “tighten up” the tribal rolls.

    • George Costanza

      “we took this land by force”

      We bought most of it and when they talk about “stolen” land, that’s the land they didn’t want to give up so we fought them for it and won..CASE CLOSED

      • nordicman

        They also stole land from each other. They also pushed other tribes out of states. They also attacked, kidnapped and killed unsuspecting white settlers, even women and children. Tell them to apologize to whites and other tribes their ancestors were at war with before they want all whites to apologize to them.

    • Hilis Hatki

      That’s too bad about the education. At one time Indians west of the Mississippi were some of the most amazing botanical chemists. The understanding of plant world by some did seem like a spiritual connection. There is a morphine plant in north America that has been lost to time. It was a guarded secret, to prevent a community of addicts. One white doctor was told of it and he was using it in surgeries before the historical use of anesthetics.

    • Quido

      I reported for duty with the 82nd AB at the orderly room I was assigned to the fourth platoon. I headed towards the barracks and at one there was a trooper sitting on the steps, I found out later he was an Indian. The conversation went like this. Me, “is this the fourth platoon? ” the Indian trooper answered, ” Man I carry a straight razor and if anyone messes with me I cut the mother trucker long and deep” That was my welcoming committee. I found the fourth platoon on my own.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Russell Means wrote that in the 60s they had to get a white man from Colorado to come to the Rez and show the Souix how to build a proper tepee because no one knew how.

    • George Costanza

      Whats interesting about the Sioux is that they weren’t even plains Indians to begin with, they lived as woodland Indians along the upper Mississippi River. And were chased out by the Chippewas I believe..

      • TheAntidote

        They got horses. They stole horses from the Whites and then they became mobile. They moved out onto the plains to hunt the buffalo.

        • Hilis Hatki

          Dakota, Lakota, Nakota. The Nakota left the area of Virginia, with horses and went west to get away from Europeans and ended up being absorbed into the Souix.

        • Samuel Hathaway

          Indians probably stole the horses from the Spaniards. I can’t imagine what the Spaniard would have taken as a form of payment from Indians in exchange for horses.

          • Hilis Hatki

            DeSoto gave horses to Indians as gifts. And if a horse was no longer up to the standards of combat they were left with Indians.

      • De Doc

        Much of Indigenous American history was the same as humans the world over. Tribes and their allies warring with and driving away the other ones in their way. Too many of current historians try to paint a picture of idyllic and peaceful humans inhabiting North America, before the arrival of Europeans. Unfortunately this Noble Barbarian myth yet survives to this day.

        • John Smith

          Watch the movie “Black Robe” for a more accurate depiction of native behavior.

          • JInSanD

            Also see Apocalypto directed by Mel Gibson.

          • Samuel Hathaway

            I’ll be looking for it on VOD.

        • Hilis Hatki

          Peaceful , no. Some had noble traits as Europeans did themselves. East of the Mississippi Indians were different than all the others in the new world. Germans have been the most civilized people and the most warful. Indians were not hippies there was no hemp.

    • Reynardine

      Absolutely fascinating. Do you have a source for that?

      • Hilis Hatki

        Means’ book ” Where white men fear to tread “.

        • JGTThrasher

          I read that. He constantly relied on churches and Christians, as many in AIM did, for resources, then did nothing but trash both throughout the book. Cake and eat it too type of guy. I have met a few AIM people and was fascinated by the Leonard Pelletier (sic?) story and how the FBI pulled some shady garbage. However, I do not find the AIM people to be blameless and the ones I have met personally always had a chip on their shoulder.

  • David Ashton

    How about an igloo, someone? (Try not to say it so the indefinite article runs into the next word too quickly.)

  • james AZ

    REWRITE the HISTORY…… Africans builted igloos, American Indians builted castles, white Europeans builted huts , Chinese builted teepee and Hispanic lived the caves…..hummmm it is 100% truth history in the world…..humm aliens builted pyramids YES YES YES huh…

  • This “native” should eschew all White accouterments, because when he uses a cell phone, drives a car, or attends an institution of higher learning he is mocking MY White heritage.

    Get naked, chief, and walk back into the deer woods.

    • Lygeia

      Or eat bugs like the Indians in California did before the advent of the white man.

  • NowhereTearsOfHonor

    I’m sure some of the White liberal hippie students will offer accounts of their supposed Cherokee-“Blackfoot” g-g-g-g-grandmother and how they feel so in touch with and identify with that 0000.1% of their assumed/fabricated heritage.

    • ElComadreja

      It works for Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren.

  • Cindy

    “The acceptance of this ‘art piece’ is a mockery of my people,” student Laina Godinez told Native News Online. “By allowing this its [sic] making it okay for anyone, anywhere to exploit my culture, tradition, and me for their benefit. With no consequences it allows more generations to continue this bad habit.”
    Someone better warn Laina to stay the hell away from museums! A horror show of mocking art pieces exploiting generation after generation of culture and tradition. Oh the humanity.
    What is a curatorWhat is aafter all? What is aothing more than an exploitive patriarchal rapist of “crude displays.” Yes, there’s nothing to learn from History, move along now.

    • Hilis Hatki

      It does have a Picasso…. abstract feel to it. Looks like each panel of the teppee had a shape motif to it.

      • Cindy

        Yes, the tepee is impressive. Looks like the students put a lot of thought and effort into it and they seem proud of their work. How anyone can see something nefarious about it is beyond me.
        If the AIM’s goal is for Whites to have no interest in Indians or Indian culture, this is definitely the way to go about it.

        • ElComadreja

          I wonder how many of these “Indians” are in fact mestizos.

    • Whiteplight

      I was driving in Eastern Oregon last November and I thought I’d tune in on the local Warm Springs Reservation radio station. I gathered that there is a nationally syndicated radio station for the tribes (ooops, I mean Nations) now. I heard the darndest thing concerning Veterans Day. The woman host asked, “Did you know that more Indians have served in this countries armed forces than any other race?” I was floored.

      • Cindy

        History being re-written before our very eyes.

      • BlueSonicStreak

        Obviously not in terms of raw numbers, but by rate? Haven’t other people mentioned that several times here before? I was under the impression that it’s true.

  • LHathaway

    They can’t stand cultural appropriation? And yet, they will not withdraw from campus . . .

    • ElComadreja

      They should cease to use white inventions like computers, cell phones, television, radio, airplanes, automobiles etc.

    • JInSanD

      They won’t be shutting down those casinos any time soon either.

  • Alan Martin

    any “native” who complains in this way must immediately remove that catchy little pantsuit they are wearing and stop “mocking” western civilization in turn.

  • Speedy Steve

    Hey, how are ya? Hey, how are ya?

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    And also the White man’s alcohol (although they did get back at us with tobacco). I guess next they’ll insist we stop eating corn (maize) unless we pay tribute to them.

  • Alexandra1973

    As someone who has Amerind ancestry, it doesn’t bother me at all. I just shrug.

  • Blackhawk

    Next time, build a mini-casino or a liquor store to honor the noble red man.

  • George Costanza

    I urge everyone to read the captive narratives, it tells the story of the horrors the early pioneers of our country had to go through. Read them and you’ll notice that the Indians were the ones that always initiated hostilities, regardless of the reasons why they started, their is a major double standard. Indian atrocities which were even more barbaric ALWAYS gets a pass..

    • John Smith

      Google the book “A Fate Worse Than Death.”

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Seems to me that ‘Angel Soloranzo’ should have used smoke signals to express his/her opinion on the matter through smoke signals, not social media.

  • Sam

    They’re dishonest in saying it’s the “cultural appropriation” that offends them. They just don’t want to be reminded of their intellectual inferiority, as exemplified by the primitive shelters built by their not-so-distant ancestors.

    • John Smith

      I’m offended that natives today live in houses with roofs and walls, like white people build.

  • De Doc

    Most Native Americans never used teepees. It shows us how ignorant those who claim Indigenous American status are of their own history.

    • USofAntiWhite

      Most Americans didn’t use “teepee” until the early 20th Century. See what I did there?

    • archer

      How about the plains Indians, I think migratory Indians would have used them often, but I’m no authority.

      • De Doc

        Yeah, which is why I said most. The plains Indians never had particularly large populations owing to their nomadic lifestyle. In any event this is just another exercise in PC hypersensitivity over a trivial issue. Native Americans have far more endemic problems to deal with than worrying about some Anglo college kids building wooden mock-ups of tepees.

  • USofAntiWhite

    Excellent points made. You prompted me to realize something. At Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California in the “Carsland” area of the park the main corridor through Radiator Springs is called Route 66 in homage to the legendary route out west and one of the snack shack areas there is called the “Cozy Cone Motel” with five teepee shaped snack shacks disguised as upside down ice cream cones or pylons. It is fun to realize that this grouping of concession stands is a reference to the “Teepee and Wigwam” motels along Route 66. Disney avoided the theming blowback by simply making the teepees cones but the Route 66 iconography remains. The night picture below is at California Adventure in Anaheim (the Cozy Cone Motel snack shacks built in early 2012) and the daytime picture is taken from your google pictures link of one of the roadside teepee motels along the real Route 66 (presumably in the late 1950s or early 1960s based on the Chevy in the middle of the image.) Off topic but fun observation. Thanks for listening!

    • thomasdosborneii

      Even though I live here in Southern California, I have never been to California Adventure (Disneyland, yes, more times than I can count). You are making me think I should go! I really enjoyed the movie, “Cars”, because it revealed so much authentic Route 66 iconography. Their artists really did their research. For Disney’s Radiator Springs, I can see from what you said that they were very clever to use snow cones the way they did!

      Not really off-topic, in my view…if people want to complain about “cultural appropriation”, an insane concept and term, I guess Disney would be the master of it all, appropriating fairy tales from around the world, copying every kind of “land” (New Orleans Square, all the pavilions and restaurants in Epcot, etc.) and, gasp, turning them into amusement parks! Perish the thought that somebody is actually going to have some fun! I wonder if those complaining indians realize that they have become the sour old Puritans their forebears once shared a thanksgiving dinner with!

      • USofAntiWhite

        Let me tell you, if you like the animated films on top of your hands on experiences and appreciation for the real Route 66 you will love the detail and thought put into Carsland. Yes the subtle but apparent references that Disney does so well is all intertwined into it. And The Radiator Springs Racers ride, is fantastic. It is the most expensive theme park ride to date, exceeding $200 million and it is also the world’s largest artificial mountain, eclipsing it’s neighbor next door, The Matterhorn Bobsleds. I tell people this; Disneyland is a celebration of White Civilization and entertainment, Western technological achievements and aspirations, European and American folklore and White exploration of the uncharted world. Even areas like Adventureland at Disneyland that is themed like The South Pacific and South Asia is really about White exploration and anthropology of those areas.

        • thomasdosborneii

          You’ve sold me, USofAntiWhite, I will make sure to go to California Adventure Park before this year’s summer comes to an end. I also appreciate your view of what Disneyland celebrates.

  • Claus Von Stauffenberg

    I agree and I propose we tear down the Disney Castles, medieval times restaurants, and all renaissance fairs as they make a mockery of my culture.

    • USofAntiWhite

      I farted once accidentally in front of a group of people and they laughed at me, mocking me profusely. It was very insensitive and I was embarrassed. Now whenever a fart occurs it reminds me of that moment I was abused and ridiculed so I demand farts be outlawed with any violation punishable by incarceration!

      • archer

        I share your pain, you must be a very courageous person to move beyond that incident and flower into the wonderful human being you are now.

  • LeonNJ

    In the second grade I dressed as an indian for Halloween. Should I be waiting for a letter from the UN Human Rights Council?

  • bubo

    Methinks these are just some common Mestizos playing at being “Native Americans.” Solorzano and Godinez don’t sound too native to me.

    • LexiconD1

      You would be ‘surprised’ (probably not) how many try and pull that card. The native tribes don’t recognize them though.

    • archer

      I was thinking the same thing, in any event an apology was not called for and should not have been given, by doing so you admit to the miscreants that they were right. They should not have taken it down.

    • Cathy Madera

      and further teepees are only cultural to certain plains indian tribes not a universal native american dwelling.

  • John Smith

    When I went to U of I, I had a rather nasty POS prof. of the Hebraic persuasion with a reputation as a perv, among other things. I found out after I graduated that this assclown was one of the most strident voices against Chief Illiniwek and his eventual removal as mascot in 2007. Funny when it’s more important to value the efforts of a serial unpunished sexual harasser more than keeping a mascot that I can’t see any disrespect in. Left-wing diversitards have their priorities screwed up.

  • John Smith

    A funny thing is, that when you look up Tipis, you find that besides the name, Siberians and Lapps/Sami have similar structures. A nice workaround would be to claim they’re honoring the Lapplanders with a Goahti/Lavvu or the Tunguscans and their Chums.

  • Albert

    Does this mean we can stop native americans from building modern homes as it would be an insult to our culture?

    • Ellis Kurtz

      ..and running Casinos. Who invented Roulette and Blackjack?

  • Wing-nut.

    Another case of rampant micro-aggression!!!

  • ElComadreja

    They’re appropriating white inventions every day of the week. They’re getting to be as annoying as blacks.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      They’re also spending those $20 bills with Andrew Jackson on them…. a well known Indian fighter.

      • nordicman

        More than get mad at other races, it’s time we whites stand up to them and quite letting them push us around. Put fear in them if they get us upset. Let them know if they burn down their neighborhoods, no government funds and if they harm our people, they will face immediate physical retribution. Just like the old days. Notice back then they weren’t messing with us as much today?

  • ElComadreja

    All non-whites should not be allowed to drive by their own cockeyed reasoning.

  • Johann Wald

    The nerve of these students. Everyone knows that the Natives’ teepees were super towers constructed of steel and glass that unfortunately disintegrated when the white man’s evil priests worked their “juju” against them when they first got here hundreds of years ago. This poor imitation of course is a mockery of that fine heritage and technological innovation… the high rise teepee and condo. Some students have a lot of nerve. We’re just lucky we have so many minority watch dog groups to keep people like that in line.

  • WR_the_realist

    Oh dear, I’m appalled to see Japanese driving automobiles. That’s cultural appropriation! And they learn Maxwell’s equations in college — more thoughtless cultural appropriation!

    Sheesh, college kids can’t even have some fun building a wooden teepee these days.


    “Santa Barbara City College will host a forum to discuss issues of cultural sensitivity…”

    “When you increase the sensitivity, you increase the false alarm rate.” — Old engineering proverb

    • meanqueen

      You should win the internet today with that quote.

  • Jason Lewis

    Mount Rushmore will eventually be taken care of as well.

  • Dale McNamee

    As for “cultural appropriation” … Only Irish should celebrate St. Patrick’s Day… Only Italians should celebrate “Columbus Day”, etc.

    Silly, isn’t it ?

    But, that’s what happens when being “offended” rules…

    • Maybe only Italian mercenaries working for the Spanish Crown should celebrate “Columbus Day”.

    • phatazz

      Or perhaps only Christians should celebrate Christmas?? Hmmm imagine that. I wonder how many Non-Christians would just go ahead and show up for work that day? Hmmmm

      • Dale McNamee

        Willingly ? There are people actively trying to get Christmas removed as a recognized holiday… Although unsuccess

        • phatazz

          I was being facetious about your first comment. I agree that your statement is a silly concept. I was just commenting on the hypocrisy of the offended.

          • Dale McNamee

            Thanks for clarifying your response to my post…

            Facetiousness, like satire and sarcasm, sometimes doesn’t come across too well in “Internet Land “….

  • Cathy Madera

    I agree Whites should not be allowed to build teepees and Native Americans should not be allowed pants – all in the name of Cultural Appropriation of course

  • Samuel Hathaway

    Have you ever noticed the only legal segregation allow is for the Indians? They get to live on their reservations, instructing and damning everyone else for their alleged “sins” while they nary address how they nearly slaughtered each other into extinction.

    • nordicman

      Tell an Indian or Indian supporter/anti-white to read ‘Scalp Dance’ by Thomas Goodrich and then we’ll talk about the ‘poor indians’

  • Samuel Hathaway

    Her first problem is that she is speaking English. An appropriation of an exclusively white communication tool.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    If not for the white man the native Americans would be living in a teepee drinking pee for tea. So they should shut their mouths.

  • 李冠毅

    That’s pretty dumb. All cultures have borrowed heavily from one another. If you decide to shut out any culture, then you pretty much have to live in the stone age. By your logic, since it was the Chinese who invented binary (the I Ching), which became the basis of the modern computer, then White people should not be allowed to use computers. Also, it was the Chinese who invented inoculation, which became the basis of vaccination, so White people should not be allowed to get vaccinated. How does that sound to you?

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    Don’t forget, whites ended human sacrifice and slavery among the native populations of the Americas!

  • Jared Arrevois

    Not sure what they’re getting bent out of shape over. Most of the natives’ tepees on the range were made out of twigs and cow droppings. This one at least appears to be painted pleasant colors and is probably odor-free. Nevertheless I fully expect that the students’ work of art will soon be torn down, and the debris will be used to create a Diversity Shrine right there on the site.

  • nordicman

    Joining ‘white’ things makes them feel they are ‘losing their culture’, yet they also demand whites let them into our institutions. So what do they want, besides having us wiped off the face of the earth?

  • Who Me?

    Why should Whites move THEIR school, and then maybe move again on the whim of a few whining redskin malcontents?

  • meanqueen

    ” . . . insensitiveness by this . . .” Explain to me how she got admitted to college? And the other one isn’t any brighter. Lordy. But, this is good, very good. More libtard college morons of the white persuasion need to have more experiences of this kind.

  • meanqueen

    What are you saying? That they appropriated those names from some other culture? Gasp!

  • native1938american

    Are you sure that these complaining students are not illegals? Their names sound Mexican.
    Most Native Americans that I know have White sounding last names (including me) After so many years they are very mixed with White people, especially in Oklahoma. Choctaws had a written language.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    Of course it made a mockery of their culture! Those hunter-gatherers could NEVER have harvested trees to make dimensional lumber, plywood, or forged the nails necessary to affix them together in a permanent manner.

    Just forging and manufacturing a steel saw blade — to cut raw lumber — is probably a technological innovation that — to this day — has never been accomplished by Amerinds.

    Even the smiles on these well-intentioned students would be unusual in true Amerind culture, which is probably best described as “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short,” to borrow from Thomas Hobbs…