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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