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By Peter C. Rollins

All too frequently Hollywood portrays local americans both as bloodthirsty savages, ever able to scalp the blameless and natural, or as noble shamans, flippantly sharing their accrued knowledge with the white guy. infrequently has the Indian's personal view of himself or his tradition been represented in motion pictures or different visible media.This choice of essays deals either in-depth analyses of particular movies and overviews of Hollywood's depiction of local americans from the times of silent motion pictures to Disney's Pocahontas. jointly, the writers discover the numerous ways that the differing portrayals -- destructive, sympathetic, or sensible -- have mirrored higher alterations in American society and their impression on our collective cultural existence.

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