Posted by Rich on July 06, 1998 at 03:57:44:
In Reply to: Re: Questions posted by David S. on July 05, 1998 at 20:09:57:
: 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.
You do mean Lakota & Pawnee?
One thing everyone is overlooking in DWW ... the film is shot from the LAKOTA perspective! So, yeah, they are good, the Pawnee are bad. Remember, most Indian peoples name for themselves is "The People", or some similar egocentric term.
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