American Indians at the margins : racist stereotypes and their impacts on native peoples /

"Since the earliest days of American colonization, racist imagery has been used to create harmful and enduring stereotypes of the indigenous people. In this book, the conflict between invading European white settlers and the indigenous groups who occupied the land that became the United States...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Kaplan, H. Roy (Author)
Other Authors: Harjo, Suzan Shown (writer of foreword.)
Format: Book
Published: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2022]
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword / by Suzan Shown Harjo
  • Introduction: The forgotten minority : how stereotypes marginalized the Indians
  • Race and reality
  • Why race matters
  • The origin of race and racism
  • In the beginning
  • Conquistadors and cannibals
  • The lasting testament of The last of the Mohicans
  • Native Americans and atrocities : scalping, raping, and pillaging
  • Barbarians, savages, braves, warriors, statesmen, and heroes
  • Cooper's enduring influence
  • Compulsory assimilation : Indian boarding schools
  • The drunken Indian stereotype
  • Indian casinos : winners and losers in the game of life
  • Making stereotypes stick : Indians as cultural artifacts
  • The contemporary Western novel and Native Americans
  • Television, cowboys, and Indians
  • Buffalo Bill, art, and Indians
  • Native Americans in the modern media
  • Proselytizers, do-gooders, voyeurs, and exploiters
  • The final fight?