We Never Hunted Buffalo

The Emergence of Native American Cinema

By Johanna Feier

This study deals with the filmic self-representation of Native Americans. It focuses on five contemporary features directed by indigenes, and it deconstructs the ways in which they respond to the legacy of the Hollywood Indian. By telling their own cinematic stories, Native Americans have taken up the battle against the century-old one-dimensional characterizations of America's original peoples in the mainstream culture. These indigenous filmmakers highlight the variety and complexity of modern Native America. (Series: MasteRResearch - Vol. 1)


72 pages

Publication Date: 2/17/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643109545