A Bates peace pipe found in Muskie Archives
Arts & Leisure

Uncovering a Historic Bates Tradition: The Pipe Orations

Non-Native (and predominantly white) Americans have a long history of appropriating Native culture. Despite hundreds of years of destruction of Native peoples and assimilation into white settler culture, white Americans have held a fascination towards Indigenous traditions.  From the foundations of many American summer camps and scouting troops, to movies like Pocahontas and Dances with […]