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Hollywood’s Indian

Hollywood's Indian

The Portrayal of the Native American in Film

Edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

264 pages

  • eBook
  • ISBN: 9780813137957
  • Published: January 2011


  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813190778
  • Published: December 2003



Offering both in-depth analyses of specific films and overviews of the industry's output, Hollywood's Indian provides insightful characterizations of the depiction of the Native Americans in film. This updated edition includes a new chapter on Smoke Signals, the groundbreaking independent film written by Sherman Alexie and directed by Chris Eyre. Taken as a whole the essays explore the many ways in which these portrayals have made an impact on our collective cultural life.