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From Daniel Boone to Captain America: Playing Indian in American Popular Culture

Chad A. Barbour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496806840
eISBN:
9781496806888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806840.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book examines the transmission of the ideals and myths of playing Indian in American popular culture. In the nineteenth century, American art and literature developed and nurtured images of the ... More


Conclusion

Chad A. Barbour

in From Daniel Boone to Captain America: Playing Indian in American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496806840
eISBN:
9781496806888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806840.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The conclusion considers the power and persistence of playing Indian in American culture. From Daniel Boone to Captain America, from the frontiersman to the superhero, from the frontier to the city, ... More


Contemporary Wannabes

Ann M. Axtmann

in Indians and Wannabes: Native American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049113
eISBN:
9780813050010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049113.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

There are many non–Indians––wannabes, hobbyists, and New Age practitioners––who dance at powwows by “playing Indian.” This chapter continues the discussion, begun in chapter 3, of the long history of ... More


Introduction

Chad A. Barbour

in From Daniel Boone to Captain America: Playing Indian in American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496806840
eISBN:
9781496806888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806840.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The introduction discusses the connection between Native activism and popular culture as an entry into considering the recurring trope of playing Indian in American culture, especially focusing on ... More


From the Nineteenth to the Twentieth Century: The Frontier Mythos in Comics Adaptations

Chad A. Barbour

in From Daniel Boone to Captain America: Playing Indian in American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496806840
eISBN:
9781496806888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806840.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Chapter three follows the lineage of frontier and Western fantasies from the nineteenth century to the twentieth via the comic book adaptations of novels like The Last of the Mohicans and comic ... More


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