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Title Seeing red : Hollywood's pixeled skins : American Indians and film / edited by LeAnne Howe, Harvey Markowitz, Denise K. Cummings
Published East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (xix, 225 pages) : illustrations
Series American Indian studies series
American Indian studies series (East Lansing, Mich.)
Contents Introduction -- The silent red man -- John Ford and "The Duke" on the warpath -- The Disney version -- Mixed bloods in distress -- You mean, I'm a white guy? -- Indians with fangs -- Walk a mile in my moccasins -- NDNS : the young and the restless -- Death wish, Indian-style -- Love, Indigenous-style -- Workin' for the great white father -- What the critics said
Anthology of critical film reviews portraying American Indians: The vanishing American (1925) / by Jill Doerfler -- Redskin (1929) / by Cristina Stanciu -- Drums along the Mohawk (1939) / by Joseph Bauerkemper -- Fort Apache (1948) / by Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert -- She wore a yellow ribbon (1949) / by Gwen N. Westerman -- The searchers (1956) / by Susan Stebbins -- Peter Pan (1953) / by David Martínez -- Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier (1955) / by Clifford E. Trafzer -- Pocahontas (1995) / by Jeff Berglund -- Duel in the sun (1946) / by Gary Harrington -- The unforgiven (1960) / by LeAnne Howe -- The last of the Mohicans (1992) / by Philip Deloria -- Hidalgo (2004) / by Jim Wilson -- Broken arrow (1950) / by Dean Rader -- Little Big Man (1970) / by Rebecca Kugel -- A man called horse (1970) / by Harvey Markowitz -- Dances with wolves (1990) / by James Riding In -- The Manitou (1978) / by Harvey Markowitz -- Wolfen (1981) / by Carter Meland -- Medicine River (1993) / by Jacki Rand -- Smoke signals (1998) / by LeAnne Howe -- The business of fancydancing (2002) / by Dean Rader -- The Indian in the cupboard (1995) / by Pauline Turner Strong -- The education of Little Tree (1997) / by Daniel Heath Justice -- The Doe Boy (2001) / by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke -- Black Cloud (2004) / by Maureen Trudelle Schwarz -- Navajo Joe (1966) / by Theo. Van Alst -- Tell them Willie Boy is here (1969) / by Clifford E. Trafzer -- Billy Jack (1971) / by Scott Richard Lyons -- Waikiki wedding (1937) / by Jodi A. Byrd -- The savage innocents (1960) / by Theo. Van Alst -- Big Eden (2000) / by P. Jane Hafen -- Distant drums (1951) / by Denise K. Cummings -- The far horizons (1955) / by Frederick Hoxie -- Thunderheart (1992) / by Paul M. Robertson -- Windtalkers (2002) / Deborah Miranda
Summary At once informative, comic, and plaintive, this is an anthology of critical reviews that reexamines the ways in which American Indians have traditionally been portrayed in film. From George B. Seitz's 1925 The Vanishing American to Rick Schroder's 2004 Black Cloud, these 36 reviews by prominent scholars of American Indian Studies are accessible, personal, intimate, and oftentimes autobiographic. This book offers indispensable perspectives from American Indian cultures to foreground the dramatic, frequently ridiculous difference between the experiences of Native peoples and their depiction in film. By pointing out and poking fun at the dominant ideologies and perpetuation of stereotypes of Native Americans in Hollywood, the book gives readers the ability to recognize both good filmmaking and the dangers of misrepresenting aboriginal peoples. The anthology offers a method to historicize and contextualize cinematic representations spanning the blatantly racist, to the well-intentioned, to more recent independent productions. This work is a unique collaboration by scholars in American Indian Studies that draws on the stereotypical representations of the past to suggest ways of seeing American Indians and Indigenous peoples more clearly in the twenty-first century. -- Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Indians in motion pictures.
Western films -- United States -- History and criticism
Indians in motion pictures.
Western films.
Western Film
United States.
Los Angeles- Hollywood
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Howe, LeAnne, editor.
Markowitz, Harvey, editor.
Cummings, Denise K., editor.
ISBN 9781609173685
Other Titles Hollywood's pixeled skins
American Indians and film