DEB (M2-#1): NATIVE AMERICAN IDENTITY IN POPULAR FILM, 1950-PRESENT

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This blog introduces popular movies that have portrayed Native Americans.

As the only movie I watched from the list here is Dances with Wolves, there are some that I would like to include on my ‘must-watch’ list. 🙂

The blog was originally created to explore the connections between Native American history and cinema. I was surprised to see how many Native American movies have been produced since 1950’s. According to the blogger, representations of Native Americans in popular film have undergone a drastic shift. However, there still remains stereotypes against them in the movies. He also argues that the recent films created by Native Americans themselves can help people have less prejudice against them as well as provide an optimistic view, not just in a native community but also in general.

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