Choice Menu 2: Stereotpying American Indians

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Choice Menu 2: Stereotpying American Indians

Hollywood has a huge part in why so many people stereotype Native Americans. Native Americans were among the first subjects to be portrayed in film, which allowed hollywood to portray them however they wanted since many people didn't know their history. White settlers being attacked by Native Americans was a common plot. Native Americans were portrayed as the buffoon.

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Common Stereotypes of American Indians*Native Americans prefer to be called Native Americans*Live in Tipis*Worship nature*Wear feather bonnets*Alcoholics*Wild

Stereotyping American Indians

For a subject worked and reworked so often in novels, motion pictures, and television, American Indians are...the least understood and the most misunderstood Americans of us all. -John F. Kennedy

"Hollywood and much of the entertainment industry have portrayed Indians as isolated peoples who can't make it without white guidance." -Malinda Maynor




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