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.

Indian Dances Home Movie

Establishing shot: Six men standing together, in dance attire, talking amongst each other.
Named locations: Tesuque Pueblo (in opening credit); Taos Pueblo (in opening credit); Gallup, New Mexico (in advertisement);
Major themes covered: Native American dances