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Why Do Native Americans Wear Their Hair Long?

One enduring image we collectively have of Native American people is their long hair. Even to this day, many American Indians, Mexican Indians, and Canadian First Nations People choose to keep their hair long. (So do many other ancient cultures, including the native Sami of Finland and Sikhs). This is much more than simply an aesthetic or stylistic choice.

Many ancient cultures maintain that hair is an extension of not only the human nervous system but also the soul. Continue reading