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People usually know more about their own culture but people also know something about other cultures too whether it is true or not A white mans perspective may be very different than an Indians perspective when it comes to the Indian culture I once fell into that white mans category and thought Indians were evil worthless and scary Well it came from watching movies that have portrayed Indians that way Many movies such as the famous John Wayne movie The Searchers have made the Indian culture look like they are no better than dirt While there are many of these mythical Indian movies there are hardly any movies such as Smoke Signals that portray who Indians really are Thus the majority of Indian movies which were made by white people have negatively influenced Indian culture with stereotypes that are very hateful towards the Indian culture Why is it that when little kids play Cowboys and Indians they almost always want to be the Cowboy My mother told me a true story about this little Indian kid from church My mom was at church and she watched as this little Indian kid wanted to play cowboys and Indians with this other kid They both started to argue about who was going to be the cowboy because they both wanted to be him Doesnt that seem weird that no matter what culture kids are brought up in they still want to be the cowboy I wonder why maybe because the cowboys are portrayed as being good and the Indian are portrayed as being bad in almost all of the old western movies Nobody wants to be the bad guy Western movies have perverted our perception of Indians and have made it difficult for us to know or understand Indian culture Few images are more corrupted than that of the American Cowboy and Indian movies There are many of these movies and usually
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