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8 Egregious Navajo Violations

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Julie’s post earlier on the insensitivity and dubious legality of “Navajo” and “Native American” products got me thinking about just how many popular stores have committed this ridiculous faux pas. It turns out that there’s even more than I had originally suspected. A quick look around the web led me to the eight following atrocities, among countless other similar items. Let’s see who is to be commended on their unbelievably bad taste today!

So Your Navajo Sweater Might Be Illegal (And It’s Definitely Culturally Insensitive)

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Walk into any Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie and you’re bound see racks and racks of clothes referencing Navajo patterns and designs. A quick perusal of Urban’s website finds that there are almost two dozen products referencing the Native American tribe, by name at least, in its product descriptions. These days the all-encompassing term to describe Native American-inflected design is everywhere. And it might just be illegal. Keep reading »

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