All Indians look the same. Sarah Rafferty. The image of native Americans in the media. “The history of the Indians begins with the arrival of the Europeans” – John trudell. Indians have been represented in our media by non-natives for years.
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The use of these images “glosses over the depth and diversity of American Indian culture. Basically, our history and traditions are being trivialized for marketing purposes.” –Gary Brouse
The stereotyped image of Indians in our media has become so ingrained in us we don’t even realize how offensive it actually is.
Indians have been predominantly represented in our media by the similar stereotypical images over and over.
That combined with an overwhelming lack of knowledge has resulted in these people and their cultures becoming essentially invisible.Ignorance at its finest…
Rolo, Mark A. The American Indian in the Media. The National Conference for Community and Justice. http://sheriwhitefeather.com/theamericanindianandthemedia.pdf
Tomhave, Johnathan (director). Half of Anything [documentary].
Pewewardy, Cornel. (1998). Fluff and Feathers: Treatment of American Indians in Literature and the Classroom.Bibliography