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Indigenous Thoughts 09/21/2020

If you talk with the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other If you do not talk with them you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear What one fears one destroys" - Chief Dan George

The "Indian Princess"

The "Indian Princess" is a stereotypical and inaccurate representation of Native American or other Indigenous woman of the Americas. The term "Princess" was often mistakenly applied to the daughters of tribal chiefs or other community leaders by early American colonists who mistakenly believed that Indigenous people shared the European system of royalty. This portrayal has continued in popular animation, with characters that conform to European standards of beauty, with most famous misrepresentation being that of Pocahontas. Frequently, the "Indian Princess" stereotype is paired with the "Pocahontas theme" in which the Princess "offers herself to a captive Christian knight, a prisoner of her father, and after rescuing him, she is converted to Christianity and live with him in his…
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