J6 ONE YEAR LATER, Ep. 5: The Violence of Playing Indian

Dr. Dana Lloyd is an expert on Native American religious traditions and faculty at Villanova University. She speaks to Brad about how the QAnon Shaman’s appropriation of Native American symbols extends a long lineage of White people “playing Indian.” According to Dr. Lloyd, “playing Indian” is a means of eliminating indigenous peoples by using their symbols, rituals, and traditions while leaving them behind–often through violence and attempted genocide. She draws on her own upbringing in Israel-Palestine to explain how the J6 rioters as a whole saw themselves taking what has always been given to them by God.

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