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Hollywood's Indian The Portrayal of the Native American in Film

ISBN-10: 0813190770
ISBN-13: 9780813190778
Edition: 2003 (Expanded)
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Description: This updated edition of Hollywood's Indian includes a new chapter on Smoke Signals (1998), the groundbreaking independent film written by Sherman Alexie and directed by Chris Eyre, both Native Americans. Peter C. Rollins, Regents Professor of  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 12/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

This updated edition of Hollywood's Indian includes a new chapter on Smoke Signals (1998), the groundbreaking independent film written by Sherman Alexie and directed by Chris Eyre, both Native Americans. Peter C. Rollins, Regents Professor of English and American Studies at Oklahoma State University, is author or editor of a number of books, including Hollywood as Historian: American Film in a Cultural Context. John E. O'Connor, professor of history at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University Newark, is founding editor of Film & History and co-editor of Hollywood's White House: The American Presidency in Film & History. Book jacket.

Peter C. Rollins is Regents Professor of English and American Film Studies at Oklahoma State University and editor in chief of the scholarly journal, Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies (www.filmandhistory.org).

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction. The Study of Hollywood's Indian: Still on a Scholarly Frontier?
Absurd Reality II: Hollywood Goes to the Indians
The White Man's Indian: An Institutional Approach
The Indian of the North: Western Traditions and Finnish Indians
Trapped in the History of Film: The Vanishing American
The Representation of Conquest: John Ford and the Hollywood Indian (1939-1964)
Cultural Confusion: Broken Arrow
The Hollywood Indian versus Native Americans: Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
Native Americans in a Revisionist Western: Little Big Man
Driving the Red Road: Powwow Highway
"Going Indian": Dances With Wolves
Deconstructing an American Myth: The Last of the Mohicans
Playing Indian in the 1990s: Pocahontas and The Indian in the Cupboard
This Is What It Means to Say Smoke Signals: Native American Cultural Sovereignty
Bibliography. Western Films: The Context for Hollywood's Indian
Contributors
Index

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