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Making the White Man's Indian Native Americans and Hollywood Movies

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ISBN-10: 027598396X

ISBN-13: 9780275983963

Edition: 2005

Authors: Angela Aleiss

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The image in Hollywood movies of savage Indians attacking white settlers represents only one side of a very complicated picture. In fact sympathetic portrayals of Native Americans stood alongside those of hostile Indians in the silent films of D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille, and flourished during the early 1930s with Hollywood's cycle of pro-Indian adventures. Decades later, the stereotype became even more complicated, as films depicted the savagery of whites (The Searchers) in contrast to the more "peaceful" Indian (Broken Arrow). By 1990, the release of Dances with Wolves appeared to have recycled the romantic and savage portrayals embedded in early cinema. In this new study, author…    
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 5/30/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

ANGELA ALEISS is a freelance film writer who has contributed to such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Variety, and The Washington Post. She is a former teaching fellow at UCLA's American Indian Studies Center, and currently lectures at California State University, Long Beach.

Hollywood and the Silent American
A Cultural Division
Indian Adventures and Interracial Romances
War and Its Indian Allies
Red Becomes White
A Shattered Illusion
Savagery on the Frontier
Beyond the Western
Motion Pictures Screened
Motion Picture Archives
Selected Bibliography