Stereotypes

From an early age the majority of Americans have imprinted on their brain the image of
the “savage” Indian.
In any textbook, the Indian is portrayed hostile and ready to take a life. From books,
paintings, and Hollywood movies one can easily come across this image. This image
was used to dehumanize a group of people in order to justify taking their lives for land.
Unfortunately, this disturbing portrayal of the Native American people has been
accepted and promoted in our educational system and entertainment industry.  When
one race is portrayed only in the positive, at the same time another race is portrayed
only in the negative. It is imperative to recognize these racist and stereotypical
portrayals and correct it by teaching the truth.American Indians are people-not mascots, not savages, not an option for a Halloween
costume.

Be aware that some of the photos may be disturbing for young children.
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