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Native Americans to Boy Scouts: Stop Plundering Our Past

 

August 6, 2019

Comments USA Native Americans to Boy Scouts: Stop Plundering Our Past By Cecily Hilleary August 5, 2019 12:30 PM Order of the Arrow Tapout Ceremony Boy Scouts' Order of the Arrow "Tap Out" Ceremony, Camp Wanoksett, Dublin, N.H.

WASHINGTON - This year, the Boy Scouts of America's honor society, the Order of the Arrow, instituted a new policy: Scouts will no longer be allowed to dress up as "Indians" and incorporate Native American motifs into two of the order's more important ceremonies.

But in spite of complaints from tribes across the country, Scouts continue to dress in "Redface," a term some use to describe the wearing of feathers and warpaint by non-Native Americans.

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