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The Lone Ranger

A response to The Lone Ranger, WB-Style:

From a female Native correspondent:

>> And what's so stereotypical about the "white man lusts for Indian woman"? It seems to be the norm for me. I had no idea that was a tired stereotype. lol Now I'm offended! <<

There have been stories about exotic Indian maidens and princesses since the beginning. Lust for these women has been either implicit or explicit. Look at Cortés and his Native interpreter Malinche, or John Smith/John Rolfe and Pocahontas. It started with them and has continued to the present.

It's almost a given in movies about Anglo/Indian relations. Dances With Wolves, Pocahontas, The Road to El Dorado, and The Lone Ranger all fit this pattern. The white man never finds an Indian woman vaguely unappealing. He never thinks, "Her culture is too strange and she doesn't look like the willowy blonde back home." He's always attracted to her.

That doesn't mean your life is a cliché or stereotype if it happens to fit the pattern. In today's world, odds are that you'll meet mostly non-Indians. But if you find yourself only attracted to white men and never attracted to Indian men...well, maybe that is something to think about.

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