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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 history of the indians begins with the arrival of the europeans john trudell
“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.
  • Creating a very stereotypical, one-sided portrayal of these people.
we are continuously fed the hollywood created images of past tense indians cornel pewewardy
we are continuously fed the “Hollywood-created images of past tense Indians”-Cornel Pewewardy
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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

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The stereotyped image of Indians in our media has become so ingrained in us we don’t even realize how offensive it actually is.

cheap vulgar and culturally offensive
Cheap, vulgar and culturally offensive
  • The appropriation of Indian art, dress and cultural traditions has been funneled through our media and society as being “trendy”
don t trend my culture adrienne kenne
“Don’t trend my culture” – Adrienne Kenne
  • When we wear things like feathers in our hair or moccasins we’re essentially trivializing the Indian culture.
ignorance at its finest

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…
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=salgNyX3roI&feature=related

http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/native-american-bloggers

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.

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