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Dressing in Feathers


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Introduction: Constructing the Indian, 1830s-1990s -- The First but Not the Last of the "Vanishing Indians": Edwin Forrest and Mythic Re-creations of the Native Population -- The Narratives of Sitting Bull's Surrender: Bailey, Dix & Mead's Photographic Western -- Reduced to Images: American Indians in Nineteenth-Century Advertising -- "Hudson's Bay Company Indians": Images of Native People and the Red River Pageant, 1920 -- Science and Spectacle: Native American Representation in Early Cinema -- "There Is Madness in the Air": The 1926 Haskell Homecoming and Popular Representations of Sports in Federal Indian Boarding Schools -- Indigenous Versus Colonial Discourse: Alcohol and American Indian Identity -- "My Grandmother Was a Cherokee Princess": Representations of Indians in Southern History -- Florida Seminoles and the Marketing of the Last Frontier -- Segregated Stories: The Colonial Contours of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument -- A War of Words: How News Frames Define Legitimacy in a Native Conflict -- Going Indian: Discovery, Adoption, and Renaming Toward a "True American," from Deerslayer to Dances with Wolves -- "Her Beautiful Savage": The Current Sexual Image of the Native American Male -- Cultural Heritage in Northern Exposure -- Not My Fantasy: The Persistence of Indian Imagery in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman -- Moo Mesa: Some Thoughts on Stereotypes and Image Appropriation -- What Does One Look Like?

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S. Elizabeth Bird is professor of anthropology at the University of South Florida.

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