August 04, 2008

Plains chief at Stonetown

In a Saturday Night Live skit that aired in October 2007, Seth Rogen played the founder of Stonetown, a rival to Jamestown. The local Indians supposedly gave the colonists marijuana, not tobacco, and everyone got stoned. When an Indian appeared to delivery Indian takeout food, he was a stereotypical Plains chief.

Not a big deal, but a typical example of how the mainstream views Indians. To most people, every Indian is a Plains chief or brave.

Comment:  For more on the subject, see The Basic Indian Stereotypes.

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