Another Stereotype of the Month entry:
See Dayton Daily News comic page, 13 July 2005, p.E8
"Mother Goose and Grimm"—"Indians" greeting Columbus:
1) "Indians" have same smiling expressions
2) "Indians" wear buckskin and feathers
3) "Indians" offer Columbus 3-night stay at "casino"
That about sums it up. The two Indians have dopey, childlike expressions. They're dressed like Plains chiefs—not like the naked Taino Indians who met Columbus. And the notion that all Indians run casinos is the biggest stereotype to emerge in recent years.
Tipis, feather bonnets, and other Native American stereotypes
The facts about Indian gaming
Native comic strips vs. comic books
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