The Yeagley Logic, "Psychologically Speaking"
Here's Yeagley announcing the Swedish documentary to his fans (4/17/07):
The History Channel episode I did was about the old days. This new doc is about modern issues, like casinos, education, trying to make it in the world, reservations, etc., you know, all the things I'm a perfect authority on. :D
Don't worry, I've lined up the "real" Indians, just like I did for the History Channel. Yeah, I'll get my two beads worth in, but, I always line up the elders when they're available. I want them to speak.
The fallout was so negative that even Yeagley has been backtracking. An example:
Your bridge to Lawton is burned and you know it. Why waste time admitting fault when it won't unmake the film, reverse time or placate the enemies you've already made in the tribe. And it won't look manly to your BE audience if you admit any wrong doing. Better to turn tail and return to your true family.
Stick to what you do best, playing Indian. Forget trying to forge ties with the Comanche, they'll never trust you after this debacle. Forget trying to appeal to actual Indians, they were lost to you long ago. Yup, you've made the right choice.
Badeagle "A Website Where Very Few Indians Comment": Yeagley Gets Torn Apart at His Own Forum
2. Yeagley had no right to claim to speak for the Comanche Nation, and was only chosen because he was the kind of professional token that racists love.
3. The film just made Yeagley even more of an outcast among the Comanches than he already was.
That last point does not bother Yeagley at all. After all, he knows he has virtually no actual Indians as supporters. Badeagle.com is a white racist site, including its impostor of an owner.