Kokopelli County is named after the legendary flute player of the ancient Anazazi Indians, who inhabited the Colorado Plateau over 1,000 years ago.
Originally Kokopelli County was named after an Indian tribe, but the Indians objected to the white invaders using their name. In deference to the political correctness of the times, the county government decided to change their name to honor the principal economic activity in their area, which was to make fake Indian jewelry and artifacts.
The image of Kokopelli can be found on consumer goods throughout the Southwest.
Note: Kokopelli County is fictional. Kokopelli is legend. The magnitude of the use of Kokopelli with consumer goods is real.
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