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By ELIZABETH CHAMBERS
Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Use of 'redface' in Jackson parade sparks protest

JACKSON — Some residents raised concerns over the use of redface in Jackson Hole’s annual Old West Days parade.

 

May 31, 2018



JACKSON — Some residents raised concerns over the use of redface in Jackson Hole’s annual Old West Days parade.

The Bar T 5 chuckwagon parade entry Saturday included Native American characters in red facepaint and black wigs played by non-Native American employees. The costumes are also used in Bar T 5’s chuckwagon dinner shows in Cache Creek canyon.

Several paradegoers confronted Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Anna Olson at the parade, demanding to know why the chamber allowed the costumes.

This happens every year,” Jackson resident Melanie Schuerch said. “This is racism....



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