Posts Tagged ‘Warfare’

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« Back to Stereotypes Image 1 Answer: This is one of many advertisements that used Indian imagery to sell patent medicines. Here, the strength of the battling warriors suggests the potency of the “Tippecanoe” remedy. The reference is to the 1811 battle between Tecumseh’s followers and American soldiers at a site in Indiana. Situated in [...]

DeMallie – Eastman’s Writings

Please close this window to return to previous page. Charles Alexander Eastman was born in 1858 and died in 1939. So his life embraced a very long period of Dakota history. He is for anthropologists, I think, a very important figure because we can learn a great deal from his life and from his writings. [...]

Edmunds – Tecumseh

Please close this window to return to previous page. Tecumseh is really interesting in that Tecumseh is one of the few Native American leaders who, even during his time, when he was opposing the United States—and there were military and American politicians opposing him—his opponents really admired him. Tecumseh emerges in the period right after [...]

Sports Imagery

Indian imagery used by athletic teams references both the Noble and Ignoble Indian. Beginning in the early 20th century, high school, college and university, and professional sports teams used “Indian” names, mascots, and logos on everything from clothing to mugs to toilet paper. A national movement led by Indian activists began in 1989, with the [...]