I had no idea this happened, a friend showed me recently. Anyways, I thought that this was a good example of how before the idea of the "Noble Savage" became popular, there was just the image of the "Savage".
Also, this video shows what Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefoot were talking about in the savage depiction of Indians in films from around that time:
You should watch these videos--pretty good stuff.
And for a laugh, check out Dave Chappelle's comedic sketch on Indians today:
The first minute and a half are the best.
All relevant, I hope, and all found while procrastinating for the Ecological Indian paper....