Saturday, March 19, 2011

Disney's Possible Version of the Ecological Indian?

For some reason, this example just came to me as I began my spring break re-watching old-school Disney movies (from the 1990s). It dawned on me that Pocahontas would be a movie that would provide a perfect example of the way Ecological Indians are viewed, especially in the scene where Pocahontas sings to John Smith about the Colors of the Wind. In case people no longer own the video, here's a youtube link:


KNesheim said...

I definitely agree on this. Disney has always been a reliable source for stereotyped versions of things and I thing Pocahontas is no different. Still a great movie though! =]

KNesheim said...

I thought this episode of South Park was an amusing alternative to the Disney outlook: