Tinseltown vs Natives

Many people have this image of why Indians look and act the way they do. Indians are extremely labeled by the way movies depict them to be. Indians are spiritual and have a sense of their own culture. “How to Play Indians” is basically a step-by-step version of how to be like an Indian. In “The Searchers”, the Indians are just like this how-to manual. “I Hate Tonto and I Still do” has a hatred of this Indian named Tonto, who is the Indian character in the “Lone Ranger”, because he gives the Indian culture a bad name. All of these works have one common interest and that is the Indian society. The Indians or as others call them the Native Americans have been stereotyped because Americans and Hollywood think that Indians act a certain way.
Several believe that Indians are hateful people because that is what they see in the movies. Hollywood has created the Indians with the image of being a servant to the white people or they are savages who want to kill any white men. In John Ford’s “The Searchers”, numerous viewers rooted for John Wayne to find his niece who was kidnapped by an Indian tribe. Alexie, who is a Native American, stated,
I mean, jeez, they had kidnapped Natalie Wood, transcendent white beauty who certainly didn't deserve to be nuzzled, nibbled, or nipped by some Indian warrior,
especially an Indian warrior who only spoke in monosyllables and whose every movement was accompanied by ominous music.
This coming from an Indian himself has proven a fact that even the actual Indians are rooting against their own when they are seen acting like this. They root against their own people because they know this is not how they act.
As well as in “How to Play Indians”, they describe an Indian tribe and how they should attack a white isolated families’ farm. Weaver explains in this how-to article,
In preparing to attack this isolated farm, send only one man to spy on it at night. Approaching a lighted window, he must at length a white woman inside, until she...