Acclaimed young-adult fiction writer of the popular Harry Potter series, author J.K. Rowling has received backlash for supposed cultural appropriation in her newest online work, “History of Magic in North America.”

This article, posted in a blog titled, “Native Appropriations” outlines the ways Rowling’s work has perpetuated stereotypes about native peoples in the same way that many other fantasy writers have in the past.

The author of the blog identifies as Native American, and remains close to the cultural ties of Navjo, and argues that its pop culture like this that fails to recognize the years of hardship endured by the native american people. The new fiction is about the Navajo legend of the skinwalker, and Rowling writes that the legend is based in fact.

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