The Sunshine State
This blog is a satire of the banal values and aesthetics embodied by certain milieus in South Dakota. I use humor in the tradition of Sherman Alexie or the 1491s. The context is a history of colonization and genocide

Because, Native Americans are represented so poorly in the media, I often appropriate white culture in an act of detournement

The film “Why White People Are Funny” takes a similar approach, by “othering” settler society in a reversal of what anthropologists have always done to indigenous peoples
The Sunshine State
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scumstains:

fitlass:

gerakuppa:

what the fufk

looks like we got ourselves a city slicker

farm memes
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hail-south-dakota:

hail-south-dakota:

Various examples of the ongoing High School football “traditions” in South Dakota that incorporate cultural appropriation in to homecoming celebrations.

The lower two photos are from Sisseton and Watertown. The ceremony in Watertown involves two made-up tribes who come together as one to form the “KY-YI” tribe. The top picture is from another area school that recently ended their celebrations. (It is worth noting that South Dakota has one of the largest populations of Native Americans in the country.)
More info here
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/10/23/taking-racism-out-south-dakota-schools-part-3-151891
hail-south-dakota:

hail-south-dakota:

Various examples of the ongoing High School football “traditions” in South Dakota that incorporate cultural appropriation in to homecoming celebrations.

The lower two photos are from Sisseton and Watertown. The ceremony in Watertown involves two made-up tribes who come together as one to form the “KY-YI” tribe. The top picture is from another area school that recently ended their celebrations. (It is worth noting that South Dakota has one of the largest populations of Native Americans in the country.)
More info here
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/10/23/taking-racism-out-south-dakota-schools-part-3-151891
hail-south-dakota:

hail-south-dakota:

Various examples of the ongoing High School football “traditions” in South Dakota that incorporate cultural appropriation in to homecoming celebrations.

The lower two photos are from Sisseton and Watertown. The ceremony in Watertown involves two made-up tribes who come together as one to form the “KY-YI” tribe. The top picture is from another area school that recently ended their celebrations. (It is worth noting that South Dakota has one of the largest populations of Native Americans in the country.)
More info here
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/10/23/taking-racism-out-south-dakota-schools-part-3-151891
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caesarie:

Hubbard Mill, Rapid City, South Dakota
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hail-south-dakota:

Day County, South Dakota
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Photo by Roger Minick
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