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1914 - Indians must have permission to appear in "aboriginal costume"

"In 1914, the Indian Act was amended to prohibit Aboriginal people in Western Canada from participating in "any show, exhibition, performance, stampede or pageant in Aboriginal Costume" without government permission. - The Burden of History: Colonialism and the Frontier Myth in a Rural Canadian Community

 

 

 

In spite of this law, frontier mythology continued to prevail. The popularity of the idea of "cowboys and Indians" continued to grow and be romanticized as the country developed industrially. In Western Canada in particular, the popularity of rodeos grew, and so did the demand for frontier themes and Indian-white contrasts. White people often dressed up as Indians in order to circumvent the law.

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