By C Richard King
This booklet explores media insurance of local american citizens: in print and tv journalism, in motion pictures and tv, in local American media shops, and on the web. It additionally examines using local americans as mascots.
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Of greater immediate and lasting significance, Wild West shows exerted a powerful influence, and not just through the stereotypes and storylines they had made famous. On the one hand, performers, Forgotten Filmmakers Before the studio system dominated Hollywood and the formulaic western ruled the popular imagination, American Indians played a more active role in the production of cinematic images. Unfortunately, these early artists have been all but forgotten. The careers of James Young Deer and Lillian St.
Likewise, the audience for television programs and movies centering on Americans Indians and their interactions with mainstream society has been overwhelmingly white. Even as it became increasingly common to employ Native American consultants, the intentions and objectives of the white-dominated film industry often supersede the advice and guidance of indigenous experts and elders. In the making of Pocahontas, for instance, Disney ignored Powhatan advisors, who stressed the historical realities of Euro-American conquest and the inappropriateness of transforming the prepubescent Pocahontas into a nubile princess, in an effort to craft an entertaining and profitable story.
Consequently, films and television encourage Native Films and Television Americans to misrecognize themselves. On the one hand, they may come to applaud the Hollywood Indian, seeing it as an acceptable representation of themselves. 10 On the other hand, cinematic and televisual images injure the selfimage and self-esteem of indigenous youth. In fact, some have suggested that the ubiquity of such stories and stereotypes contributes to the frequency with which Indian youth attempt suicide and drop out from high school.
Media Images And Representations (Contemporary Native American Issues) by C Richard King