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For cinema's first half-century-plus, the conventions of the western genre cast American Indians as savages (just occasionally "noble" ones) who deserved their fates at the hands of cowboys, lawmen and other whites. But changing cultural perspectives have spurred rediscovery of more sympathetic depictions in that filmic past and recent decades have seen Native-Americans themselves create a growing, significant body of their own work.

Genres / Drama / Ethnicity / Native-American