Native American Images on Film
Non-Indians in Indian Roles--Thursday, May 6
Walk the Proud Land
The Far Horizons
Indians as the Enemy--Tuesday, May 11
Drums Along the Mohawk
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
White Men Among Indians--Thursday, May 13
Dances With Wolves
Indians as Noble Savages--Tuesday, May 18
Davy Crockett, Indian Scout
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
A Man Called Horse
Indians Dealing with Racism--Thursday, May 20
Little Big Man
Indians as Actors and Filmmakers--Tuesday, May 25
The Squaw Man (1914)
Images from Outside Hollywood--Thursday, May 27
Nanook of the North
Incident at Oglala
The Return of a Man Called Horse
The Silent Enemy
If this is the final lineup, I've seen 14 or 15 of the 29 films. I'm not sure if I saw Nanook of the North when I was young.
The trailer below is a bit funny. Among the "Indians" it shows are Audrey Hepburn and Burt Lancaster. Lancaster is the only person it quotes.
The trailer says the series will go beyond the stereotypes, but it'll include plenty of stereotypes too. In fact, most of the movies were made by non-Natives and include mistakes and stereotypes.
For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.
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