ETHN 2203 - American Indians in Film Course uri icon



  • Surveys the image of American Indians in American (especially Hollywood) film with an emphasis on "revisionist," or 'breakthrough' films. It follows the creation of "the Hollywood Indian" from early literature to contemporary motion pictures. Films are analyzed within historical, social, and artistic contexts, and examined in terms of the impact their images have exerted upon American society at large, as well as Native communities. Near the end of the course we will look at what happens when Native Americans write, direct, and act in their own independent films. Same as CINE 2203.


  • Lawson, Angelica Marie  
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023