• A Navajo blanket was appraised on the TV
show "Antiques Roadshow" for $500,000. After
seeing the broadcast, a disabled man realized
he had a similar blanket which had been sitting
in his closet for 7 years. He took it to an auction
house and sold it for $1.5 million.
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    • Got the smallpox still on it and everything?
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    • I did volunteer work with the Navajo Native Americans on their reserve in New Mexico. It was truly the saddest thing I’ve ever seen and was baffled that a whole community lived like that in America
      melzp 26 jun
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    • Don’t worry The Wendigo will come for us all soon. That monster came from Navajo tales
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    • How is a small piece of fabric worth over half a million?
      Sensino 26 jun
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    • PorkSword 26 jun
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    • There is not a garfield comic related to this
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    • How is the fact that he’s disabled relevant? It just seems like an unnecessary detail
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    • Now if only Navajo communities could sell their blankets for that much.
      MissRiss 26 jun
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    • How I be
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    • those blankets belong in one of two places, 1. in a museum or 2. in the hands of the Navajo tribe
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    • I love seeing memes that are supposed to be nice and cool but are about people making profits off of stolen artifacts and historical items
      _Catbert_ 26 jun
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    • Pocahontas lost her virginity on that blanket
      vatoloco 27 jun
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    • Honestly the US military owes its pacific wwii victory to the Navajo code talkers
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    • Instead of black power why not power of the people. It’s us against the government not each other. We do not create the hate. The government and media is responsible.
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    • I saw that on tv
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    • Blanket is $5 at Wal-Mart
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    • I used to live in New Mexico. Seeing their artwork first hand is amazing. It sucks they normally don't get paid they value and history it truly represents.
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    • Technically illegal to sell it under the native american graves protection and repriation act.
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    • Isn’t it illegal to sell Indian artifacts?
      Cooors 26 jun
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    • Hey i got one of those
      epic_wind 26 jun
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    • And then they all died of smallpox
      zerosober 28 jun
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    • Native Americans were by far the most shit on race in American history, yet even though their communities are still in shambles, there is no cry to help.
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    • Northern Arizona Rez gang rise up
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    • I’ve learned that the Navajo liked to have an imperfection in everything they made to let the piece breathe, I think called “the soul thread” or something? I could be wrong, but I’ve just been looking for the imperfection in the blanket
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    • Not good to sell Indian artifacts
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    • I’m about to go back and replay tell tales twd. This time I swear I won’t cry when it ends
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    • Time to forge a Navajo blanket out of some old string I found in my garage!
      LaserCrab 26 jun
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    • Some white guy from the 1800s probably sneezed on that
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    • What can I get for a burlap sack with blood in it?
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    • Lol he paid 1.5 mil for a blanket that's only worthy for a closet
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    • Was that with or without the polio?
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    • I saw that episode. The guy thought that the blanket might have belonged to Kit Carson
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    • The smallpox is what makes it valuable
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    • If English settlers never took the land from native Americans, this would still be a 3rd world poverty ridden country with no industry or any currency other than dirt and sticks.
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    • Does it have smallpox on it?
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    • Must be nice to have 1.5 Milly to spend on a blanket
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    • Navajos r havin a hard time with the virus. Dumbasses started drinking germ X not too long ago
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    • Is this real or just a story they made from the ad that would air for antique road show where the old couple is watching the blanket get appraised and they stare at their blanket thats just been hanging in the back of their recliner?
      damarlo36 29 jun
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    • Oh hey Navajos I live here
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    • Why does a banana sell for a million
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    • I was waiting for this to say they all got small pox or some shit 😂
      plugslife 29 jun
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    • Why is that blanket worth so much?
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    • I for some weird reason have seen only that episode of antiques roadshow
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    • Another white man capitalizing off the Native American people.
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    • If yall want native life in a nutshell read a book called "the absolutely true diary of a part time indian"
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    • When you fuck your gf on the Navajo rug
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    • I’ve always wanted to try Native American pussy
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    • Navajo rug
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    • Does it still come with small pox?
      areoh918 29 jun
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    • Nachi
      I don't about others, but the reservation here have a big alcohol problem.
      Nachi 28 jun
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    • Probably gave the dude smallpox too
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    • big brain
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    • Yeah but they probably took 300,000 just auctioning it for them
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    • Speaking of Navajo, maybe it’s a skinwalker blanket
      cornbredd 28 jun
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    • And that man was Elon Musk
      NoahLite 28 jun
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    • I had one like that but it was destroyed in a hogan fire.
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    • It’s not America it’s a nation
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    • Bet the Indians got not even a dime
      RUBYYACHT 28 jun
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    • The tribal leaders are constantly corrupt. They can't escape corruption, it perpetually continues, and no one cares to fix it or offer change.
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    • Noice
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    • It’s probably got smallpox
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    • Why does it matter that he was disabled
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    • There is a movie of this. It was his mothers, and his aunt and sister try and fuck him over.
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    • Err that’s how it works stupid
      skiMilk 28 jun
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    • Why did they have to mention the disabled part lmao
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    • White people making money off the backs of natives for 400 years
      HomeBoi98 28 jun
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    • This is the blanket that gave Pocahontas AIDS
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    • his disability was his penis size
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    • What's so special about the blanket
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    • navajo is one of tribes that has almost completely gone. and with the way my people are treated, idk if i'm even proud to say i am navajo anymore. fucking heart breaking
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    • My grandfather sold some Navajo blankets he got appraised and bought hearing aids that he refuses to wear.
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    • And the proceeds went to a rich white guy who oppressed the Indian population
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    • It's true, I was the blanket
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    • Cool, how much of that money went to the Navajo people?
      Slogan313 27 jun
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    • Never take the first offer
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    • That looks familiar
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    • Don’t care
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    • Boring old blanket
      catshat 27 jun
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    • Did .. did they check it for smallpox?
      WyteFox 27 jun
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    • I thought it was gonna be a smallpox blanket lol
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    • Wow a blanket from a savage stone age people..
      iQFacts 27 jun
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    • No wonder a new smallpox outbreak...
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    • I feel bad for the Navajo but honestly I feel bad for everyone that lives anywhere in New Mexico except for Taos. That whole state sucks.
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    • Did that one come with or without smallpox?
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    • I got to see that thing. It’s awesome. People get so excited and touched over it.
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    • Not all Natives live on reservations, only the the families of the ones that got fucked 100 years ago and could never get off of it are there. most of us are normal middle class folk
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    • Why is it important that he's disabled?
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    • I saw that episode like a week ago
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    • Most of the money should go to the tribe
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    • Why is the disabled part relevant
      Tantor1 27 jun
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    • Why did you add disable infront of his name? Was man not good enough?
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    • Bluefin tuna sell for $3 million
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    • I once took a chance on an Indian blanket. Now I have a son.
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    • InfoChecker is this legit?
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    • The trickster
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    • Probably sold the buyer a shit ton of drugs and used the blanket as a front because nobody is retarded enough to spend 1.5 million on a blanket
      Mordechai 27 jun
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