It is Sunday, October 24th 1999. The Dallas Cowboys are squaring off against the Washington Redskins. The television camera focuses in on two individuals staring each other down on the football field — both African American, one outfitted as a cowboy, the other dressed like a stereotypical Plains Indian. What could be more American than this? The fans all know the script — they are playing cowboys and Indians.
Paraschak, Victoria, ‘Playing Indian’: Embracing or Appropriating Native Cultural Practices?, Kunapipi, 23(1), 2001.