The 1491s are a comedic group that travels the nation telling Native stories and bringing various social issues to light. They describe themselves as a “gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of indigenous satire.” The 1491s got their start when the father of Dallas Goldtooth married the mother of Migizi Pensoneau. Growing up, the two boys made videos for fun. Eventually, the three other members asked to join in. Their mission is simply to make themselves and their audience laugh, and to encourage critical discussion about some social norms within the Native community.
Written by Jessica Gibbs
Interviews conducted and edited by Jessica Gibbs