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Rethinking Stereotypes Paper Draft - For Gened

Submitted by sbrownstein on Mon, 09/10/2018 - 10:41

Native Americans were given two contradicting stereotypes in the United States: bloodthirsty savages who attacked the white settlers or helpless victims who had their land and resources striped away from them. Although both stereotypes are opposite to each other, they possess the same stereotypical image of native attire and appearance. Native Americans are thought be be wearing feather, braids, beads and holding spears. Due to the fact that modern Indians do not wear that apparel in this era, society has a preconceived idea that they are no longer present in America. This idea is not true due to the large amount of Native American populations and land that still exists. Native Americans blend in with contemporary society.