68:356 Images of the "Indian": Aboriginal People in Cinema [Maud]

Prerequisite: 68:152, plus 3 credit hours in Native Studies.

Hollywood movies have always defined "Indianness" for the general public, continually filtering and reinventing the concept of "Indian" through prevailing attitudes, trends and prejudices. This course will explore the ways in which North America Indians and Indigenous peoples around the world have been depicted in film. It will consider the effects of stereotyping on Native North American culture, and what these stereotypes reveal about Canadian, American and world history.
Cross-registered with (Native Studies) 68:356.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Velvet Maud