exam paper due TONIGHT.docx - Beverly Kao Dr K ANTH 213 CRN 91106 17 Oct 2019 Defying Native Culture Appropriation Most of the time anthropology is a

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Beverly Kao Dr. K ANTH 213 CRN 91106 17 Oct 2019 Defying Native Culture Appropriation Most of the time, anthropology is a blessing. It allows people to piece together broken bits from the past and solve archaeological puzzles. Other times it is a curse, not to the ones who study it but to the ones being studied. As a subject of anthropological research for centuries, Native Americans have been put in all sorts of cultural boxes— labeled as objects, as people of the past, as a culture whose traditions are often borrowed in order to represent the “true spirit of America.” This has caused many problems for the Native American community, victims of modern cultural appropriation now that their cultures have become synonymous with bravery and heroism. Mascots are a big deal in major American sport culture, particularly with popular ball sports like basketball or football. Mascots are imprinted into the back of players’ jerseys, into their helmets, into any other gear they might use. Fans wear shirts painted with the mascot, hold
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