The Denver-based boutique and online retailer Goldyn recently sent its fall lookbook to a variety of bloggers. The lookbook featured two models posing in front of teepees, while wearing Plains Indian-style headdresses (along with Helmut Lang sweaters, Cynthia Vincent dresses, and T by Alexander Wang dresses, of course). Even leaving aside the issue of appropriating Native American culture and textiles in general, many Native American people find the appropriation of headdresses particularly offensive — both because of the way it promotes the stereotyping of Native cultures and because headdresses have deep spiritual and cultural significance. They aren't worn by just anyone; they are earned. Appropriating these powerful symbols of Native American culture just recalls the myriad other ways that Native Americans have been victimized over the centuries in the good ol' U.S. of A.