Bill Engvall Dancing With the Stars Paso Doble Video 9/30/13
By Annemarie Fraser
Judges comments: Carrie Ann: “You nailed the Paso, you came out and all your moments were in sync.” Len: “When I was a kid and I love Lone Ranger, if you came out on his horse I would have given you a ten, it was your best dance.” Bruno: “It was like being in an opera house, I love it.”
By Ann Oldenburg
No one made any cracks about Tonto or Indians, but Slater still was imitating a well-known Native character. On a popular network TV show, no less.
Shows like this are how most people learn about Indians. And what do they learn? That Indian women are sexy and anyone can dress up as one. That being Indian is nothing more than putting on a Halloween costume. And perhaps that real Indians don't exist anymore, since we never see them in such shows.
It's one more in an endless series of images portraying Indians as primitive people of the past.
For more on Indian women as sex objects, see Responses to Sleepless Entertainment's Cosplay and Young Native Fashion's "Squaw" Line.