Several cameras captured the incident, which happened last weekend. On Twitter, observers advised their followers to not follow the woman’s example.
Just a PSA: don’t do what this lady did pic.twitter.com/v1kodaKw1r# p #3_11 # ad skipped = true #
— Kayak (@Ms_Yellowhorse) March 24, 2019# p #4_11 # ad skipped = true #
Chad Browneagle, who witnessed the performance in real life, told News 9 it was pretty shocking cultural appropriation.
“A couple songs went by and we noticed she made her way down to a lower section where people have feathers and bustles and stuff,” he told the station.
“I noticed she untied somebody’s bustle and had it around her neck, and I was like, ‘What? Whoa.’”
“My initial reactions were anger and horror,” he added. “Common sense should dictate when you’re in a sacred place, you don’t just walk up and grab someone’s sacred regalia and start dancing around with it and making a mockery of it.”