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Seeing red : Hollywood's pixeled skins : American Indians and film / edited by LeAnne Howe, Harvey Markowitz, and Denise K. Cummings.

Seeing red : Hollywood's pixeled skins : American Indians and film / edited by LeAnne Howe, Harvey Markowitz, and Denise K. Cummings.
East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 2013.

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Additional Authors
  • Howe, LeAnne
  • Markowitz, Harvey.
  • Cummings, Denise K.
xix, 225 p. : ill.; 26 cm.
"At once informative, comic, and plaintive, Seeing Red--Hollywood's Pixeled Skins is an anthology of critical reviews that reexamines the ways in which American Indians have traditionally been portrayed in film. From George B. Seitz's 1925 The Vanishing American to Rick Schroder's 2004 Black Cloud, these 36 reviews by prominent scholars of American Indian Studies are accessible, personal, intimate, and oftentimes autobiographic. Seeing Red--Hollywood's Pixeled Skins offers indispensable perspectives from American Indian cultures to foreground the dramatic, frequently ridiculous difference between the experiences of Native peoples and their depiction in film. By pointing out and poking fun at the dominant ideologies and perpetuation of stereotypes of Native Americans in Hollywood, the book gives readers the ability to recognize both good filmmaking and the dangers of misrepresenting aboriginal peoples. The anthology offers a method to historicize and contextualize cinematic representations spanning the blatantly racist, to the well-intentioned, to more recent independent productions. Seeing Red is a unique collaboration by scholars in American Indian Studies that draws on the stereotypical representations of the past to suggest ways of seeing American Indians and indigenous peoples more clearly in the twenty-first century."--Publisher's description.
Series Statement
American Indian studies series
Uniform Title
American Indian studies series (East Lansing, Mich.)
  • Indians in motion pictures
  • Western films > United States > History and criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Introduction -- The silent red man -- John Ford and "The Duke" on the warpath -- The Disney version -- Mixed bloods in distress -- You mean, I'm a white guy? -- Indians with fangs -- Walk a mile in my moccasins -- NDNS: the young and the restless -- Death wish, Indian style -- Love, indigenous-style -- Workin' for the great white father -- What the critics said -- -
  • 9781609173685 (ebook)
  • 1609173686 (ebook)
  • 9781611860818 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 1611860814 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Harvard Library