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Stereotype of the Month Entry
(6/21/01)


A note from my Indian Comics Irregular mini-essay The Source of Racism:

In the new comic book WEIRD WESTERN TALES #4, one story shows a modern-day Indian thwacking a modern-day cowboy, then telling his wife via cellphone that he's through letting a "squaw" push him around. In another story, "Cree" Indians (all wearing loincloths, one with a feather headdress) attack and burn a covered wagon. The "lead brave" rapes the white woman and scalps the white man. The woman apparently enjoys being raped and becomes "Redstick's woman." The man, still scalpless, becomes "Dogman""kept naked on a leash, in front of my squaw's teepee, fed scraps if I did the washin'."


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