Indian Costumes and Other Surprising Things Banned in American Schools

2. Wearing ‘Indian’ costumes

two little girls in Indian costumes

More schools are trying to be less culturally appropriative. | Getty Images

Riding off the cultural sensitivity train that came at the beginning, some schools have banned wearing an “Indian” costume to school like this school in Skokie, Illinois. A lot of schools have held some form of traditional “Pilgrims and Indians” show for their class to learn about how the Americas were colonized. However, a lot of people believe that this promotes a lot of stereotypes and is cultural appropriation at best.

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