Bathing: Natives Do it More

I enjoyed this history of pre-modern bathing in Europe (via City of Sound), but was a little annoyed that it was willing to break its euro-focus to mention bathing in “eastern cultures” and yet ignores the Native Americans.  I’m not just peeved because I worship at the shrine of multiculturalism either.  Many NA tribes were serious bathers, cleaning 5+ times a day.

Of course, later there was a lamentable new age appropriation of NA bathing, so I can see why one would like to avoid even mentioning them.

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