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Speidi to Native Americans: It's Peace Pipe Time

4/2/2010 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Running Bear and White Wolf are now attempting to dislodge their moccasins from their mouths ... after their off-the-wall name changes pissed off multiple Native American groups.


Spencer "Running Bear" Pratt just told us: "Changing our names to Running Bear and White Wolf isn't meant to be disrespectful ... we respect [Native American] heritage and have a sincere acknowledgment of their beautiful culture."

Bear says he and Wolf "would like to invite any Native American tribal leaders to meet with us to help us further understand their culture" ... but we're guessing they'll only do it if cameras are rolling.

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julie    

Spencer is the next Jimmy Jones in training...perhaps a Branch Dividian? What do you think?

1480 days ago
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Pat    

TMZ STOP!!!!!! with these two idiots

1480 days ago
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Sloane    

to Native Americans:

DO NOT MEET WITH THESE CLOWNS BECAUSE THEIR AGENDA IS MORE PUBLICITY AND PHOTO OPS!

please do not fall for this if you are even considering it

you can do more to educate the masses by just putting out a very eloquent statement about ALL Americans showing respect for ALL cultures and religions and that ignorance in any form form anyone should NOT be tolerated or encouraged in this day and age

1480 days ago
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Buffay    

First of all these two individuals are moronic. Second they are now "embracing" a culture that they know nothing about. In fact didn't Heidi say she wanted plastic surgery to look more "European"? So let's get this straight, she wants to embrace a culture all the while trying to look more like the people who basically stole their land and caused the extinction of most of their tribes? What makes her think that the Native Americans want her to embrace their culture?! It was doing just fine without her butting in! As for her disgusting husband I wish he would take a long walk off of a short pier. He is the creepiest, most delusional person I have ever seen. I will be so glad when these two fade into oblivion!

1480 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

Their 15 minutes sure has gotten stretched out- kind of like White Wolf's cheeks, breast, nose, eyes, vagina and who knows what else. Please, Native Americans - the original citizens of this land - invite them into to your world, then scalp these SOB-itches.

1480 days ago
21.

jessy    

they will be serving some firewater and smoking peace pipes for you injuns..and will give you some beads and blankets

1480 days ago
22.

SnowHo    

one word.....idiots!

1480 days ago
23.

danweston82    

I purified myself and did a sweat (in my hot tub- best I could find) and as the spirits (white wine) came to me H & S's true names were shown to me by the smoke.

Flying A** H*le and Made by knife.

Now back to the sweat.

1480 days ago
24.

ALLAMERICAN    

WHO IN THE F**K ARE THESE TWO TOBACCO ROAD WANNABES?????

1480 days ago
25.

Kelly    

Back in the 1960's there was a stupid pop song called "Running Bear," who loved little "White Dove." I think that must be the extent of Spencer and Heidi's research into Native American culture.

1480 days ago
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Bolog    

I can't believe the nerve of these two!! They have no idea about our culture. Can someone, anyone out there tell me what the meaning of a bear and a wolf are to Natives? Ignorance is what this is about.

1480 days ago
27.

roxi    

So they mean no disrespect but then add, “we think they’ll only do it if cameras are rolling”??? WOW!
It’s like they think everyone is like them…..I think ALIEN names would be a better fit…

1480 days ago
28.

Embracing Mediocrity    

WHY THE LONG FACE, HEIDI???

1480 days ago
29.

V    

IDIOTS!

1480 days ago
30.

Andrea13    

i think what tmz meant by they'll only meet with cameras rolling is that only spencer and heidi would meet if cameras were rolling.
another case of appropriation of voice, and no it doesn't only happen to native people.
yes i'm native.
they should have been at least respectful enuf to talk to some native leaders or go to a traditional ceremony and get permission before they decided to name themselves.

1480 days ago
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