Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film / Edition 1

Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film / Edition 1

by Peter C. Rollins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813190770

ISBN-13: 9780813190778

Pub. Date: 12/14/2003

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Offering both in-depth analyses of specific films and overviews of the industry's output, Hollywood's Indian provides insightful characterizations of the depiction of the Native Americans in film. This updated edition includes a new chapter on Smoke Signals, the groundbreaking independent film written by Sherman Alexie and directed by Chris Eyre. Taken as a whole

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Offering both in-depth analyses of specific films and overviews of the industry's output, Hollywood's Indian provides insightful characterizations of the depiction of the Native Americans in film. This updated edition includes a new chapter on Smoke Signals, the groundbreaking independent film written by Sherman Alexie and directed by Chris Eyre. Taken as a whole the essays explore the many ways in which these portrayals have made an impact on our collective cultural life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813190778
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
12/14/2003
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
535,114
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction. The Study of Hollywood's Indian: Still on a Scholarly Frontier?1
1Absurd Reality II: Hollywood Goes to the Indians12
2The White Man's Indian: An Institutional Approach27
3The Indian of the North: Western Traditions and Finnish Indians39
4Trapped in the History of Film: The Vanishing American58
5The Representation of Conquest: John Ford and the Hollywood Indian (1939-1964)73
6Cultural Confusion: Broken Arrow91
7The Hollywood Indian versus Native Americans: Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here107
8Native Americans in a Revisionist Western: Little Big Man121
9Driving the Red Road: Powwow Highway137
10"Going Indian": Dances With Wolves153
11Deconstructing an American Myth: The Last of the Mohicans170
12Playing Indian in the 1990s: Pocahontas and The Indian in the Cupboard187
13This Is What It Means to Say Smoke Signals: Native American Cultural Sovereignty206
Bibliography. Western Films: The Context for Hollywood's Indian229
Contributors234
Index239

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