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FNS 210: American Indians in Film

J.P. Leary

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This guide will help you find resources and information for your assignments in FNS 210 with Professor Leary. On each page you will find useful sources that will help you meet the requirements of the assignment.

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Recommended Books

Native American Performance and Representation

"Native American Performance and Representation" provides a wider and more comprehensive study of Native performance, not only its past but also its present and future. This volume examines Native performance using a variety of lenses, such as feminism, literary and film theory, and postcolonial discourse. Through the many unique voices of the contributors, major themes are explored, such as indigenous self-representations in performance, representations by nonindigenous people, cultural authenticity in performance and representation, and cross-fertilization between cultures.

Wiping the War Paint off the Lens: Native American Film and Video

Wiping the War Paint off the Lens traces the history of Native experiences as subjects, actors, and creators, and develops a critical framework for approaching Native work. Singer positions Native media as part of a larger struggle for cultural sovereignty-the right to maintain and protect cultures and traditions.

Imagic Moments: Indigenous North American Film

In Indigenous North American film Native Americans tell their own stories and thereby challenge a range of political and historical contradictions, including egregious misrepresentations by Hollywood.

Reservation Reelism: Redfacing, Visual Sovereignty, and Representations of Native Americans in Film

In this deeply engaging account Michelle H. Raheja offers the first book-length study of the Indigenous actors, directors, and spectators who helped shape Hollywood’s representation of Indigenous peoples.

Native Americans on Film: Conversations, Teaching, and Theory

Native Americans on Film draws inspiration from the Indigenous film movement, bringing filmmakers into an intertextual conversation with academics from a variety of disciplines.

Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film

In this collection of essays, seventeen scholars explore the changing depictions of Hollywood's Indian and how those representations have reflected larger changes in American society.

Killing the Indian Maiden: Images of Native American Women in Film

Killing the Indian Maiden examines the fascinating and often disturbing portrayal of Native American women in film.