Another Stereotype of the Month entry:
Needless to say, the Taino Indians who greeted Columbus didn't wear headdresses and blankets. These items are more typical of the Plains Indians one or two thousand miles away. The Tainos were largely or wholly naked, according to Columbus.
Cartoonists have done the idea of Indians complaining about "illegal immigrants" a few dozen times. For instance, a Herman cartoon did it in 2001, and my Us Against "Them" addressed it in prose. At this point the idea is old, unoriginal, and unfunny. That cartoonists are just "discovering" it decades after Indians first expressed it shows how out of touch we are with our history.
Native comic strips vs. comic books
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