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Posted by David S. on July 05, 1998 at 20:09:57:

In Reply to: Questions posted by Erin on June 29, 1998 at 14:31:29:

... what do you LOTMers think of Dances With
Wolves. I kind of really liked it even though Kevin
Costner leaves me a bit cold, but I have heard or
read that it is a bit shy of being historically
accurate - as far as the portrayal of that particular tribe!!??

: That's all for now!! Can anyone help??
: Erin

Hi, Erin! Regarding DWW - I thought it was unique in that it contained BOTH Hollywood stereotypes of Amerindians. The Cherokee were the "noble savages", whose culture is so spiritually complete that any sensitive white man would flee corrupt European civilization to live among them. That's the modern myth that we've come to expect from movies. The kicker in DWW is that the Crow are portrayed as typical old-fashioned murdering Hollywood redskins.
Leave it to Costner to find two diametrically opposed ways to get the same thing wrong.

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