Native Americans history

In this documentary, Neil Diamond shows the history of Natives as portrayed in film since the beginning of film history. Here are some main thinking points for you to discuss. In this doc, we see a fictional portrayal of Native Americans. This fiction is far from the reality of Native American life. Why have Natives historically played by white actors in red face make up? Do you know when—or with what movies this started to change? Discuss the portrayal of Natives as NOBLE, SAVAGE, MYSTICAL. Why are Native women largely ignored except when portrayed as “ The Indian Princess”? Indians are almost always portrayed as plains Indians. Is this realistic. Do you think the film industry has played an important part in mainstream society seeing Natives, not as true Americans, but rather those standing in the way of progress for true Americans (who were actually all immigrants).