Posted by Jennifer (other posts) on March 27, 2022 at 04:38:27 Previous Next
In Reply to: Greetings again posted by nativecarolinian on March 09, 2022 at 02:36:55:
I think itís so important for Native men and women to keep their hair long. My grandfather(Ute) was forcibly removed from his home, and forced to live with another family who was of course white. He never really talked much about that time in his life, but he did tell us about how he didnít cooperate with his long hair being chopped off, he was literally held down as they cut his hair. That experience was so traumatic for him, he said it was if his soul had been taken. So, after hearing this as a child I decided that I would always keep my hair long, as a way to honor my grandfather. I know itís different for a woman, but it hasnít always been fashionable to have waist length hair, and even now as a 40 year old woman I still have beautiful long hair down to my waist. I think itís awesome that youíve decided to keep your hair long. I find long hair on men to be very sexy- not at all effeminate.