Stop Helping! Band Angers Natives With Shirt; Insists It’s Pro-Native

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown December 3rd, 2013 Last Updated on: December 3rd, 2013

I don't know about you, but I see nothing “Pro-Native” about this shirt.

The popular metal band Mastodon offered up a Thanksgiving themed t-shirt for sale and has defended it as an image that will raise consciousness to the Native side of the Thanksgiving myth.  The t-shirt depicts a smiling man in Pilgrim garb aiming a shotgun at a Native woman in skimpy clothing who is on her knees, wearing an expression of shock, and offering him a Thanksgiving turkey.

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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That t shirt should be burnt that is so bad I come from the cree tribe and that show disrespect the war is over haven’t you hurt us enough

Tutanka Feather Crow Snake Foot

Not only is it pro-native (“Indians” aren’t indigenous of the north American continent, they migrated across the land-bridge), but it’s downright anti-W.A.S.P. If anything, it propagates the liberal myth about the pilgrims exploiting the peoples of the new world after the first harvest.


That’s as “PRO- NATIVE” as CRAZY HORSE MALT LIQUOR!! As usual, not much in the way of THOUGHT goes into these ventures, again “FOR SALE” being the operative term. Let me venture a guess, it probably started out with…”WOULDN’T IT BE COOL IF…..” I’ll betcha they were sitting around with “S–T eatin grins on their faces! It’s all about the money NOT awareness. They’re a band, make a statement before you perform at your venue! Write a song about the plight of the real “Merika”

Paul Groff


Larry Luera

I see no Pro-Native or humor in it. Disgusting!

Larry Luera

I see no Pro-Native image or humor in it!

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