Copper-Colored Indigenous | Indian Red

2:40 AM

I'm just going to throw this out there.  Who are the copper-colored indigenous Americans?

copper colored indigenous indian red
Hmm, is this why indian red was discontinued?
Wow, so Crayola changed the name of their crayon color Indian red to chestnut because they did not want people to associate the crayon color with the skin color of the indigenous Americans.
At the request of educators worried that children (mistakenly) believed the name represented the skin color of Native Americans, Crayola changed the name of their crayon color Indian Red to Chestnut in 1999.[4]




Check out this traditional song called Indian Red that is sung by the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans at their gatherings:
Madi cu defio, en dans dey, end dans day[2]
Madi cu defio, en dans dey, end dans day
We are the Indians, Indians, Indians of the nation
The wild, wild creation
We won't bow down
Down on the ground
Oh how I love to hear him call Indian Red
I've got a Big Chief, Big Chief, Big Chief of the Nation
The wild, wild creation
He won't bow down
Down on the ground
Oh how I love to hear him call Indian Red
Queen Ya-Ya Mardi Gras Indians
Many older depictions of Native Americans, including team mascots all have dark brown skin.



Today they would have to rename this story, Injun Babies, to Negro Babies or Black Babies.


Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mardi_Gras_Indians
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Red
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_red_(color)
http://www.winsornewton.com/na/discover/articles-and-inspiration/spotlight-on-colour-indian-red-us
http://www.lahistory.org/uploads/DEWULF.pdf
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kenny-klein/indian-red-new-orleans-ma_b_5002930.html


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1 comments

  1. Strange yet funny yet weird. Lol even I don't know what to say. But one thing for sure you surely have pointed out one impressive detail not many of us would have thought

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