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Youth and Education News

September 2013

10 Things Native Americans Can Do Better Than You
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Native Americans are skilled at various things, but here's a list of 10 things Native Americans can do better than most.   

No, seriously.  We can.

10. Playing Lacrosse

Illustration by George Catlin.
Because we invented it.

9. Snowshoeing

©Library of Congress.
Because, while Europeans did have a form of snowshoes, Native Americans invented the most efficient and diverse.

8. Running on Indian Time

Because “White Man Time will give you stomach cancer.”


7. Letting you know why this is utterly and completely  wrong

Naturally, a Native American can better explain why this is fantastically repugnant.

6. Finding unique ways to flirt while remaining traditional

© Facebook/Cumash  Pow Wow 2013/AmigoNonProfitFilms
Face it: the potato dance is an art form and a fine way to flirt with someone at a pow wow.

5. Hosting Inipis (sweat lodges)

Listen, just don’t do it if you’re not qualified.
 It can
very badly.

4. Deep frying some dough

Because it’s nostalgic and delicious with honey and powdered sugar.

3. Not acting terribly surprised when celebrities claim To be Native American

Because it happens a lot. (Brad Pitt claims to be Seminole and Cherokee)

2. Honoring Mother Earth

Because it's been our thing from the beginning.

1. Laughing

Because without humor, the last 521 years would’ve been a lot harder.

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