What a crack up, it is chic to be indian! The same “indian chic” phase hit America in the mid and late 70’s (that was when Marlon Brando was an “undercover indian millionaire”.)
My dad (who was legit 1/8 Cherokee, eligible to join the Cherokee Nation) used to go into rages whenever he used to see some clown try to “pass themsleves off” as an indian.
It amuses me too. What is interesting is to see the mirror image deal; which is a fair percentage of local folks have some Japanese “blood” in them…wonder if Fab Frankie is going to start singing “I think I’m turning japanese, I think I’m turning japanese, I really think so” (lyrics stolen from old Devo song).
Well, not very likely. Gee, if foreigners could vote would Fab Frankie claim to be part white?, part black, part Filipino?
Well I must head off to teach, so no time to ponder such political science and genetics issues.