- According to the Buscombe reading, to what extent is the representation of Native American diversity limited in Hollywood films? Is the representation also temporally limited â€“ or mainly in other ways? According to Buscombe and our other readings, what are the reasons for these limitations
- As an elaboration of question #1, what are the aesthetic sources of the representation of Native Americans in early silent films?
- Buscombe discusses the transition from a group of early (silent) films that presented Native Americans in pastoral settings and with relatively gentle personal characters to a genre of Indian films that featured attacks, massacres, and the savage warrior. What are some of the reasons he cites, and suggests himself, that helped produce this transition?
Responses should be at a minimum of 100 words each