Reel Injun On The Trail of the Hollywood Indian

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Hollywood has made over 4000 films about Native people over the past hundred years. Reel Injun takes a look at how North American Natives have been portrayed in Cinema over the past hundred years.

Word count: 400 (for the entire assignment) If you need, feel free to go over the word count

Part 1: Go through the history of how Native Americans have been portrayed at different times in Cinema: during the early years of cinema, pre-great depression, after the great depression, during the 60s, during the 90s, and into present day. Describe what cultural reasons existed in each time period that would make Hollywood choose to portray First Nations people in the manner that they did. Make sure to include all time periods mentioned in the film.

Part 2: Think about the summer camp where children “played” at being Indian. What do you think about the camp specifically? Please support your answer. What do you think of situations where members of one society pretend to be members of another society like this? Please provide an example in our society (past or present) where people pretend to be a different race and how our society views these actions.


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