Felis domesticus, aka the house cat, is not indigenous to the United States, so you'll never find images like the one above in cave drawings. It is said traders and explorers first brought cats over on their ships. Even so, the "crazy white lady's pet" has found a place in Native America. Natives love their cats. Rez Cats are just as prevalent and tough as Rez Dogs. Where there are Native who love cats, or, more likely, white people who love Natives and cats, there is a market for Native American "inspired" cat schlock.
You have this t-shirt:
Admit it, in fact your wore to bed last night! Heck, since you rolled out of bed at the crack of noon, you're wearing it now! So, I don't have tell you what back of the shirt looks like now, do I?
Basement Kitty hates you:
I know this look, this the look you get just before your face is clawed off.
|stolen from Happy Zen Pe|
Ready to taunt you on your facebooks:
Basement Kitty dreams of Buffalo...and Murder!
|Stolen from google, but the source page was gone. If you know where this comes from , please let me know.|
Sad hipster Indian Kitteh is sad.
Cold on my Vespa. My feathers fly in the wind. Litter makes me cry.
Watercolor is harder than it looks
“Chief Meow Meow” Arleen Cornelius-McCann
For those who don't know, when I can't work in textiles, watercolor is this Blog Goddess's chosen medium...well that combined with ink and bad poetry.
Somebody bought this already.
|Dutch & French Artist, Vera von Benckendorf Smith|
Okay, somebody bought it for $35, but still.
This reminds me of someone...
|Wild Sunflower Studio|
Actually, this is rather cute and unoffensive. My husband would totally tile the kitchen back-splash with fat kitty tiles. What? Cats are manly. See?
|(not my husband)|
|Etsy user Turquoise Hearts|
Voted "Most Likely to be Eaten by a Real Cat"
|Etsy User Kirie 2602|
Normally, I don't crack jokes about actual Native Made crafts...
|Dorothy Herrera, Cochiti Price: $425|
Buh, seriously? Don't worry, the Artist has sold 2 of these at $425-$450 a pop. She will sell more, too.
Finally, the most random and strangely offensive thing I could find:
The description on this photo-shop train-wreck:
"The Rite of Summer
There will come a time when the earth is sick and the animals and plants begin to die. Then the Indians will regain their spirit and gather people of all nations, colors and beliefs to join together in the fight to save the Earth:
The Rainbow Warriors.
The Rainbow Warriors.
- Ancient Native American prophecy -"
Yeah, right. I think the real explanation of this piece is: Mushrooms!