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- This is actually adressed in the Douwe Dabbert album "The Masked Chieftain": when Douwe, Pief and Domoli visit the tipi-inhabiting tribe where Kijfje is staying, they discover that they have a totem pole. Yellow Fang points out that usually only northern tribes have totem poles, but that Kijfje (who is Dutch) felt that the tribe needed to have one.
- Tomahawk is set in the original 13 colonies during the American War of Independence, yet many of the tribes shown have totem poles, a Pacific West Coat tradition.
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- In the Land of the Head Hunters was directed by a Real Life ethnographer of Native Americans named Edward Curtis, and his film is an interesting mixture of truth and fiction. Curtis filmed and used authentic footage of the Kwakwaka'wakw people of coastal British Columbia—their potlach ritual, their dances, their clothes, their villages. But he invented the whole head-hunting business to spice up the story, and he also threw in a whale hunt despite the fact that the Kwakwaka'wakw did not engage in whaling.
- Twilight has the Quileute wearing animal skins in a flashback. It's called The Other Rainforest for a reason, people!
- Averted in The Indian in the Cupboard. Omri assumes Little Bear lives in a teepee, but he's an Iroquois (which are from the East Coast, not the Great Plains) who actually lives in a longhouse. He ends up living in Omri's toy teepee because that's all he has at the moment. Later on, he builds his own longhouse.
- Angel Grove is in California. In Tommy's part of the Zeo Crystal arc, he's living among plains Indians, who are implied to be his ancestors, something explicitly confirmed in another episode, when one of them, from a reservation just outside Angel Grove, is his brother. There's even an arrowhead to contain some Eldritch Abomination.
- Nightwolf has been Hopi (in the film) and Lakota (in the games), has had Braids, Beads and Buckskins, and has had a number of stereotypical powers that, if not autochthonous to Western stereotypes, are based on one culture or another. In the cartoon, he has a wolf named Kiva.
- Myths of the World: Spirit Wolf: The "Center for Native Cultures" is in the middle of a desert (and despite the plural, is presented as showing the history of a single tribe), with prominent totem poles and a palisade around the "village" that's either Wild West movie fort or Woodlands note tribal. The hint button is a Plains eagle-feather bonnet. To be fair, Eipix Entertainment is a Serbian company, so they're probably getting their information on Native Americans from Hollywood.