Media Images and Representations

Media Images and Representations

Book - 2006
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"Beginning with the publication of the first Native language newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, in 1828, Native Americans have played an integral role in American mass media. Unfortunately, as mass culture began to flourish in the late nineteenth century, Native Americans were stereotyped, first in newspapers and later in movies. The noble savage, the loyal sidekick, the ignoble savage, and the mythic Indian princess continued to represent the Hollywood Indian in thousands of movies and television episodes during the twentieth century. In newspapers, Native Americans have been portrayed in the same light: clashing with mainstream society, living a life of romance, or nobly overcoming social burdens. Although stereotypes are not easy to overcome, today's Native Americans are protesting these images and creating ones that accurately reflect their history, heritage, and contemporary attitudes. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, c2006
ISBN: 0791079686
Branch Call Number: Y791.436539 KIN
Characteristics: xv, 117 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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