Native Americans on the Stage
- From the 18th century, Native Americans have been depicted in theatrical works, but the first to gain wide popular recognition was John Augustus Stone's Metamora; or, The Last of the Wampanoags (1828). Many 19th-century plays depicted Indians as villains or as tragically romantic figures. Variety entertainments, from minstrel shows and circus to musicals and vaudeville, tended to encourage the familiar stereotypes.Stereotypical depictions continued into the early 20th century in William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West Show (and its competitors), and plays like Strongheart (1905) and The Squaw Man (1905). Other dramatists, including James A. Herne, David Belasco, William C. deMille, and Mary Austin, sought to offer more realistic depictions of Native Americans, but white audiences preferred the familiar stereotypes.
The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. James Fisher.
Look at other dictionaries:
Bahá'í Faith and Native Americans — The Bahá í Faith and Native Americans has a history reaching back to the lifetime of Abdu l Bahá and has multiplied its relationships across the Americas. Individuals have joined the religion and institutions have been founded to serve native… … Wikipedia
native American — native American, adj. a person born in the United States. [1835 45, Amer.] * * * ▪ indigenous peoples of Canada and United States Introduction also called American Indian, Amerindian, Amerind, Indian, Aboriginal American, or First Nation… … Universalium
Native American Rights Fund — The Native American Rights Fund, also known as NARF, is a non profit organization that uses existing laws and treaties to ensure that state governments and the national government live up to their legal obligations. NARF also provides legal… … Wikipedia
Native American gaming — enterprises are gaming businesses operated on Indian reservations or tribal land in the United States. Indian tribes have limited sovereignty over these businesses and therefore are granted the ability to establish gambling enterprises outside of … Wikipedia
Native American — Indian (def. 1). Usage. See Indian, Eskimo. * * * ▪ indigenous peoples of Canada and United States Introduction also called American Indian, Amerindian, Amerind, Indian, Aboriginal A … Universalium
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act — Susquehannock artifacts on display at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 2007 The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), Pub. L. 101 601, 25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq., 104 Stat. 3048, is a United States federal law passed on 16 … Wikipedia
The X-Files — This article is about the TV show. For other uses, see The X Files (disambiguation). The X Files Title screenshot Genre Drama, science fiction, horror, mystery, thriller … Wikipedia
The United States of America — The United States of America † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The United States of America BOUNDARIES AND AREA On the east the boundary is formed by the St. Croix River and an arbitrary line to the St. John, and on the north by the… … Catholic encyclopedia
The Manila Times — front page on August 27, 2007 Type Daily newspaper … Wikipedia
The Kingdom (film) — The Kingdom Promotional poster Directed by Peter Berg Produced by … Wikipedia