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"The Pretend Indians: Images of Native Americans in the Movies by Gretchen Bataille"; Charles Silet Book Review

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dc.contributor.author Vizenor, Gerald
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-07T20:58:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-07T20:58:57Z
dc.date.issued 1981
dc.identifier.citation Film Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Summer, 1981), p. 36 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0015-1386
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/15439
dc.description Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1212152?&Search=yes&searchText=%22Gerald+Vizenor%22&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3Dau%253A%2522Gerald%2BVizenor%2522%26gw%3Djtx%26acc%3Don%26prq%3Dau%253A%2522Irene%2BVasquez%2522%26Search%3DSearch%26hp%3D25%26wc%3Don&prevSearch=&item=19&ttl=86&returnArticleService=showFullText en_US
dc.description.abstract Ernest Alfred Dench, in his book Making the Movies (1915), wrote that "a few white players specialize in Indian parts . . . by clever makeup they are hard to tell from real Redskins . . . "To act as an Indian is the easiest thing possible, for the Redskin is practically motionless." Dench would like the tribes to be "motionless" perhaps, the cigar store wooden varieties, but few Native Americans, urban or reservation, mixedblood or traditional, are stalled by his blunt insensitivities. Gretchen Bataille and Charles Silet, editors of The Pretend Indians, have not been motionless in the cigar store either. The authors, professors at Iowa State University, studied the literature on tribal people in the movies and leaped from their front row seats to examine frontier fantasies and racist images in an outstanding collection of articles. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of California Press en_US
dc.subject Racism in film en_US
dc.subject Gretchen Bataille en_US
dc.subject Charles Silet en_US
dc.title "The Pretend Indians: Images of Native Americans in the Movies by Gretchen Bataille"; Charles Silet Book Review en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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