Land O’Lakes deletes Indian maiden from package: Son of artist, an Ojibwe, is furious

Land O’Lakes deletes Indian maiden from package: Son of artist, an Ojibwe, is furious
Land O'Lakes brand: Now you see it, now you don't (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – The PC police need to learn the details before they cry ‘Foul.’]

She was never a stereotype.

That was my thought earlier this month when I heard that “Mia,” as the Land O’Lakes Native American maiden was known, had been taken off the butter box. She was gone, vanished, missing. I knew Mia had devolved into a stereotype in many people’s minds. But it was the stereotype some saw that bothered me.

North Dakota state Rep. Ruth Buffalo (D), for instance, told the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn., that the Land O’Lakes image of Mia went “hand-in-hand with human and sex trafficking of our women and girls … by depicting Native women as sex objects.” Others similarly welcomed the company’s removal of the “butter maiden” as long overdue.

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How did Mia go from being a demur Native American woman on a lakeshore to a sex object tied to the trafficking of native women?

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