Re: Seton's Thoughts on Native American Regalia
Ted Burton (tedbrtn@CYBERHIGHWAY.NET)
Sat, 10 Feb 1996 20:16:58 -0700
At 22:32 2.08.1996, Randy Worcester wrote (with brutal snips by me
indicated as ... ):
>... Ernest Thompson Seton ... added the Native
>American theme to Cub Scouting. ... his daughter [was asked]
>... what Seton would think today of the wearing of the Native American
>Regalia in Cub Scouting.
>...........she said that Seton would have approved ...
>... only under the following conditions:
>The boys make the Indian dress as a learning craft project.
>If it was made with the highest respect of the Indian culture in which the
>No mixing of tribal dress together.
>A poor imitation of Native American Indian dress bought off the rack would
>not be a learning process and therefore not condoned by Seton. Nor would
> mixing of the tribes' dress be appropriate. Learning about the difference in
>the dress of the different tribes around the country is a good history and
>Sounds good to me!
And sounds good to me. An accurate reconstruction of the dress of a
particular tribe, band or clan, made by the person wearing it, with respect
for and desire to learn about those whose dress it was, would indeed be the
beginning of learning, and possibly the beginning of compassionate sorrow
for those whose knowledge of such things is lost ... ground into the dust
under the unseeing heels of the conqueror ... but that's another story for
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