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12th Aug '16 3:23:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''Film/McLintock''. The town leaders treat the local Comanche tribe like neighbors for the most part. It's mostly outsiders - and inept [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Humphrey]] - who mistreat them and drive them to go on the warpath... something that doesn't even bother [=McLintock=] and his fellows one whit.

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* Parodied in ''Film/McLintock''. The town leaders treat the local Comanche tribe like neighbors for the most part. It's mostly outsiders - -- and inept [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Humphrey]] - -- who mistreat them and drive them to go on the warpath... something that doesn't even bother [=McLintock=] and his fellows one whit.

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* The anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon, who ventured into the Venezuelan jungle in the 1960s to study the Yąnomamö tribe, released accounts of a perpetually violent society beset by wars and constant strife. Chagnon believed he found a society in which homicide and warfare were common and most violent men wound up with the most wives and children. Whether or not his views were really founded on actual fact or visualizing the Yąnomamö through his rough childhood (as was claimed in the book ''Darkness in El Dorado'', that also accused him of deliberating infecting them with measles) created a huge controversy in the anthropological world. The allegations were investigated and refuted by the American Anthropological Association, but his work was taken to justify Christian missionaries' subversion of the native culture and escalated clashes between them and nearby miners. Ironically, the local Catholic Silesian missionaries were actually the sole source of the allegations, whose ire Chagnon had earned for criticizing them over supplying the Yąnomamö with shotguns, which he said escalated their violence (for a further irony, he was then accused of giving them weapons himself to secure their cooperation). Accounts of Yąnomamö violence predated Chagnon's work, or even his life, and seem to confirm his findings.

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* The anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon, who ventured into the Venezuelan jungle in the 1960s to study the Yąnomamö tribe, released accounts of a perpetually violent society beset by wars and constant strife. Chagnon believed he found a society in which homicide and warfare were common and most violent men wound up with the most wives and children. Whether or not his views were really founded on actual fact or visualizing the Yąnomamö through his rough childhood (as was claimed in the book ''Darkness in El Dorado'', that also accused him of deliberating infecting them with measles) created a huge controversy in the anthropological world. The allegations were investigated and refuted by the American Anthropological Association, but his work was taken to justify Christian missionaries' subversion of the native culture and escalated clashes between them and nearby miners. Ironically, the local Catholic Silesian missionaries were actually the sole source of the allegations, whose ire Chagnon had earned for criticizing them over supplying the Yąnomamö with shotguns, which he said escalated their violence (for a further irony, he was then accused of giving them weapons himself to secure their cooperation). Accounts of Yąnomamö violence predated Chagnon's work, or even his life, and seem to confirm his findings.



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29th Jun '16 5:43:59 PM nombretomado
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* This used to be a major draw at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]], back when Westerns were popular. Aside from the Indian Village, TomSawyer's Island included an eternally burning shack with arrows in the side of it. As attitudes changed, it was given [[MultipleChoicePast several different backstories]] before it became just a shack.

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* This used to be a major draw at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]], back when Westerns were popular. Aside from the Indian Village, TomSawyer's Literature/TomSawyer's Island included an eternally burning shack with arrows in the side of it. As attitudes changed, it was given [[MultipleChoicePast several different backstories]] before it became just a shack.
10th May '16 2:36:37 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Injun Joe, the AxCrazy villain of ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'', fits this trope and represents Creator/MarkTwain's

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* Injun Joe, the AxCrazy villain of ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'', fits this trope and represents Creator/MarkTwain's early prejudice against indigenous Americans.
7th May '16 6:01:39 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Injun Joe, the AxCrazy villain of ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' fits this though the race has clearly nothing to do with his sociopathic nature. Creator/MarkTwain believed this trope to be true, the only race prejudice he claimed to hold.

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* Injun Joe, the AxCrazy villain of ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'', fits this though the race has clearly nothing to do with his sociopathic nature. Creator/MarkTwain believed this trope to be true, the only race prejudice he claimed to hold. and represents Creator/MarkTwain's



* A non-US example are the cannibal natives in ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe'', which takes place off the coast of South America. Though often [[RaceLift Race Lifted]] in the novel's many adaptations, the cannibals are identified as Carib Indians in the original text. This is the tribe the Caribbean was named after. They had a notorious (though highly exaggerated) reputation as ferocious man-eating savages for hundreds of years.

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* A non-US example are the cannibal natives in ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe'', which takes place off the coast of South America. Though Although often [[RaceLift Race Lifted]] {{Race Lift}}ed in the novel's many adaptations, the cannibals are identified as Carib Indians in the original text. This is makes sense, since the tribe the Caribbean was named after. They Caribs had a notorious (though highly exaggerated) reputation as ferocious man-eating savages for hundreds of years.years -- in fact, the very ''word'' "cannibal" comes from these guys ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking as does the name of the Caribbean Sea]]).
7th May '16 4:23:19 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' continuum, the fictions ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5315107/1/Small-medium-large-headache Small Medium, Large Headache]]'' and ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5242627/1/Rincewind-among-the-Redskins Rincewind Among the Redskins]]'' expand on the throwaway joke from ''Discworld/ReaperMan'' which gives spirit medium Mrs Cake a Red Indian spirit guide, the hapless drunk One-Man-Bucket. Terry Pratchett places the Discworld's Red Indians in Howondaland, his [[{{Expy}} expy]] of Africa. In an attempt to resolve and expand on this, author[[Creator/AAPessimal A.A. Pessimal]] wrote a tale of how the Indian peoples of Howondaland fight and defeat a certain General Ruster, in a plot owing much to the movie ''Film/LittleBigMan'', with the wizzard Rincewind cast in the Dustin Hoffman role. Another Pessimal fic homages medium Tracy Potts in ''GoodOmens'' by giving her an Apache spirit guide, who has a fairly direct, [[Literature/TheManitou Manitou]]-like resemblance to Creator/GrahamMasterton's Misquamacus. Mayhem ensues as Mrs Cake and One-Man-Bucket confront the dread spirit of the heap powerful medicine man in a plot owing something to Masterton's horror fiction.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' continuum, the fictions ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5315107/1/Small-medium-large-headache Small Medium, Large Headache]]'' and ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5242627/1/Rincewind-among-the-Redskins Rincewind Among the Redskins]]'' expand on the throwaway joke from ''Discworld/ReaperMan'' which gives spirit medium Mrs Cake a Red Indian spirit guide, the hapless drunk One-Man-Bucket. Terry Pratchett places the Discworld's Red Indians in Howondaland, his [[{{Expy}} expy]] of Africa. In an attempt to resolve and expand on this, author[[Creator/AAPessimal A.A. Pessimal]] wrote a tale of how the Indian peoples of Howondaland fight and defeat a certain General Ruster, in a plot owing much to the movie ''Film/LittleBigMan'', with the wizzard Rincewind cast in the Dustin Hoffman role. Another Pessimal fic homages medium Tracy Potts in ''GoodOmens'' ''Literature/GoodOmens'' by giving her an Apache spirit guide, who has a fairly direct, [[Literature/TheManitou Manitou]]-like resemblance to Creator/GrahamMasterton's Misquamacus. Mayhem ensues as Mrs Cake and One-Man-Bucket confront the dread spirit of the heap powerful medicine man in a plot owing something to Masterton's horror fiction.
3rd Mar '16 5:46:20 PM Fireblood
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* Injun Joe, the AxCrazy villain of ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' fits this though the race has clearly nothing to do with his sociopathic nature.

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* Injun Joe, the AxCrazy villain of ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' fits this though the race has clearly nothing to do with his sociopathic nature. Creator/MarkTwain believed this trope to be true, the only race prejudice he claimed to hold.
3rd Mar '16 12:40:53 PM Shadowgazer
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* Injun Joe, the AxCrazy villain of ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer''.

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* Injun Joe, the AxCrazy villain of ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer''.''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' fits this though the race has clearly nothing to do with his sociopathic nature.
3rd Mar '16 12:36:52 PM Shadowgazer
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* Averted in many FrancoBelgianComics (to the point of MagicalNativeAmerican), where the Indians are almost always manipulated into attacking by whites (almost every ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' featuring Indians ends on a peace treaty).

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* Averted in many FrancoBelgianComics (to the point of MagicalNativeAmerican), where the Indians are almost always manipulated into attacking by whites (almost every ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' featuring Indians ends on a peace treaty).
treaty). Their biggest flaw is often being hotheaded and temperamental, not unlike many white heads. There are also friendly and nice tribes.
6th Feb '16 2:53:42 PM DoctorCooper
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** In North America, the Pawnee are the only ones who practiced HumanSacrifice, of virgins from neighboring groups, but [[LesCollaborateurs since they were allies of the U.S.]], they were typically portrayed more sympathetically. They underwent a meta-FaceHeelTurn in the movies around the time the Sioux underwent a meta-HeelFaceTurn. This was brought UpToEleven in ''DancesWithWolves'', when Pawnee warriors attack ''even their white allies'', which would have been suicidally stupid.

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** * In North America, the Pawnee are the only ones who practiced HumanSacrifice, of virgins from neighboring groups, but [[LesCollaborateurs since they were allies of the U.S.]], they were typically portrayed more sympathetically. They underwent a meta-FaceHeelTurn in the movies around the time the Sioux underwent a meta-HeelFaceTurn. This was brought UpToEleven in ''DancesWithWolves'', when Pawnee warriors attack ''even their white allies'', which would have been suicidally stupid.
11th Jan '16 3:17:21 PM margdean56
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* The Reavers in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' are uncomfortably close to [[TheSavageIndian Savage Indians]] InSpace! A more optimistic reading-given that the Reavers are colonists who went mad on the fringes of society, and not some already-present race lurking in the depths of space-is that they're more of a bunch of astro-{{wendigo}}s.

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* The Reavers in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' are uncomfortably close to [[TheSavageIndian Savage Indians]] InSpace! A more optimistic reading-given reading--given that the Reavers are colonists who went mad on the fringes of society, and not some already-present race lurking in the depths of space-is space--is that they're more of a bunch of astro-{{wendigo}}s.
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