Storified by The Stream · Wed, Oct 26 2011 21:59:54
Native American bloggers have been expressing disapproval over what some are calling a misuse of their culture. They say traditional symbols like headdresses, Pendelton blankets, face paint and tipis are used without respect to their traditions and add more insult to the Native American history of disenfranchisement in U.S. society.
A model wearing Native American-inspired accessories:
Video from Native American group 1491's on U.S.'s use of Chiricahua Apache leader Geronimo to code name the fatal strike against Osama Bin Landen.
From the blog My Culture is Not a Trend.
Bloggers say the images used in popular culture holds on to outdated images of Native Americans and ignores the reality of their society today.
Cherokee blogger Adrienne K. from the Native Appropriations blog writes about this year's Native American and Indigenous Studies Conference, which highlighted the work of these bloggers.
These posts from My Culture is Not a Trend explain the feelings of some Native Americans.
Some bloggers face criticism from people who do not view dressing in Native American garb as offensive or disrespectful.
Beyond Buckskin, written by Turtle Mountain Chippewa Jessica Melcalfe, showcases native artists, fashion designers and musicians.
The blog promotes more a more modern image of Native American design.
Photo of a dress by Canadian First Nation designer Disa Tootoosis:
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