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Effects Of Media On Native American Indians

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Native American Indians have been portrayed in the media, movies and stories very negatively. The media, in today’s society barely recognizes Native Americans. It is like they disappeared. They are perceived as people of the past. When they are featured on a news channel, it is usually due to protests subjected around their territory. In the earlier movies, they are portrayed as being violent savages. They killed and scalped American people. They were shown riding horses and being shot and killed. In films since the 1970’s, they are portrayed like normal people. They have their good and bad. My favorite movie growing up was The Lone Ranger. Tonto was the lone rangers side kick. He was portrayed as a good person. In stories that were told,
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