Friday, November 11, 2005

Test Your "Native IQ"

From understandingprejudice.org

"Why are the Washington Redskins, Jeep Cherokee, and Red Man Chewing Tobacco popular names when the Washington Brownskins, Jeep Chicano, and Black Man chewing tobacco would be considered offensive? Why is the Cleveland Indians baseball logo, Chief Wahoo, acceptable when other racial caricatures, such as Little Black Sambo and the Frito Bandito, are not?

"The answer, in part, is that anti-Indian prejudice does not receive as much attention as do other forms of racism. To counter this lack of attention, the following 10-item test will probe your knowledge of Native American issues. At the end, you will be able to compare your "Native IQ" with other people's scores..'

http://www.understandingprejudice.org/nativeiq/

2 Comments:

Blogger EhecatCalli said...

Panotli,
My name is Raul i live in Northern California near a little town called Modesto. I have been researching my ancestral history and knowledge for circa 5 years now, i am currently 20 yrs old. I am in constant search for Nican Tlaca (indigenous) brothers and sisters that are of the similar spiritual and cultural affinity. I was referred to this blog via a website http://www.amoxtli.org/cuezali/blacknred.html the author of the website seems, in my best amateur judgement, a legitimate man of integrity and he mentioned your website. My reason for emailing you is in hopes of touching bases with the author of the aforementioned website if possible. Unless i missed it, which in all honesty is VERY POSSIBLE, his contact email is not on that website. I need to ask him some very relative questions about Aztec Religion. Please do respond to this i implore you. At least relay my questions.
1.) How should i go about getting more information about the actual PRACTICE of Aztec Religion?
2.) What are the names the four main Dieties/Manifestations in Aztec Religion?? Or are there more... i know Tezcatlipoca, Queztalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, are three but is Tlaloc the other? And are the colors... Black, White, Blue, and Red color representations attributed to each respectively?
3.) What are the Nahuatl names of the Eagle and Jaguar warriors? I seen somewhere that Cuauhchique and Otonin are the correct names, but is that plural or singular form?
4.) Also, what are the appearances of the Aztec Warriors specfically? from Haircut to piercings, to tattoos, to apparel? What articles denoted station and merit?

Tlazocahmati,
Raul
Niyaotl Olin

1:49 AM  
Anonymous Ican said...

ehecatlcalli
I thing so that the jaguar warrior correct name or mabe in some culture is "Tecohuan", I am from "Guerrero, Mexico" & so name this.

11:06 PM  

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