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"An excellent set of essays on the subject." -- "Choice "
"Illustrates the widely varying trends and depictions of the American Indian in films"from the foreword by Wilcomb E. Washburn
"Hollywood's representation of Indians is a subject which up till now has generated a lot more heat than light. This welcome new collection of essays covers a lot of ground . . . including a valuable piece on Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans and earlier versions of Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales," a surprisingly and convincingly sympathetic essay on Dances with Wolves, and an informative account of Pocahontas."Edward Buscombe
"The essays are useful, enabling readers to construct a cinematic chronology of the Hollywood Indian and to comprehend the larger cultural forces at work interpreting the Indian-white past on screen."--Choice
"Will become the standard source for reference for an important subject, not only in American contemporary popular culture, but for evolving attitudes in a new century."--Film and History
"Raises interesting issues and challenges readers to consider the complex realities of American Indian cultures and Indian/non-Indian relations that major motion pictures often fail to communicate."--American Graduate
"The essays add to the growing literature on films about American Indians, and individually, they provide interesting insights into the process of movie-making and viewing."--North Carolina Historical Review
"The essays are solid pieces that place the films in a proper historical and artistic context."--Journal of American History
An engaging and timely update to previous critical anthologies.Journal of American Culture
Rollins and OConnor have skillfully blended a variety of thoughtful veiwpoints.Chronicles of Oklahoma
A collection of quality essays, put together by two of the leading experts in this particular topic area.Communication Booknotes Quarterly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description