By Paige Dickerson
The film was set to dark music--described by Jacobs as "macabre"--and was filmed in an amateur documentary style.
Repeatedly zooming in and out on a grave of a Quileute tribal chief--who Jacobs did not name--also added to the dark, suspenseful nature of the short film.
"As a native woman, I was astounded and sick to my stomach--especially knowing I was the person who would have to tell the family about this," Jacobs said.
We can give Twilight and New Moon a little credit for this incident. The books and movies portrayed the Quileute as mysterious and clannish with secrets and supernatural powers. The filmmaker didn't know or care whether this portrayal was true or not. He went with a stereotypical view of Indians because that's what people expect.
For more on the subject, see Indian Burial Grounds and Quileute Werewolves in Twilight.
Below: Those dark, devilish "Quileute Indians."