Real Americans

NOTE: This film contains demeaning and condescending language that is a product of the historical period of its creation.  These attitudes are not endorsed by AIFG.

The film Real Americans uses multiple references to Native Americans in the past tense via the narration. Jean O’Brien, in  Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England (2010), discusses similar techniques used by non-Native authors of local historical texts of the 1800’s to relegate the “Indian” to the past.

Southwestern Indian Dances

Establishing shot: A crane shot pans a parade scene. Individuals can be seen on either side of a road, watching as the parade continues from screen left to screen right in a diagonal motion.
Named locations: Gallup, New Mexico; New Mexico;
Major themes covered: Overview of various Southwestern Native American dances