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Thread #166136   Message #3992448
Posted By: Rapparee
14-May-19 - 09:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: native american: Hopi Wedding (photos)
Subject: RE: BS: native american: Hopi Wedding (photos)
I'm assuming that everyone in the pictures gave permission to the photographer to take them and use them. I'm a bit of a stickler for that sort of thing -- no Indian*, no Amish, no nobody, should be photographed without permission. And "no means no."

Each of the ceremonies probably had a religious significance; I know the corn meal did, as do the directions.

You see, in a about three weeks I'm going down the Cortez, CO to curate some Anasazi artifacts.** I've been refreshing my knowledge of Hopi and Navaho does and don't -- well, all the Pueblo peoples. As a guest I don't want to offend if I can help it.

*"Call me an Indian. Better yet, call me a Pottawatomi. But anyone born here is a "Native American." Don't call me that." -- Bill, to me, about 1998. I never knew his last name, as he said it went against his beliefs.

**I'll fly back to SLC from the cruise on Chesapeake Bay and drive right on down. Pat's going to a college reunion in Philly and then home.