PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE INDIANS
"The best way to find out an Indian's history is to tell it to him." -- Tim McCoy, so-called "Indian Expert" to the film industry from 1925-1968.
Interested in purchasing the play
Also check out Joseph A. Dandurand's
Interested in reading about American Indians in film history? Check out these titles on Amazon.com:
Wiping The War Paint Off The Lens: Native American Film And Video (Visible Evidence, V. 10) by Beverly Singer and Robert Warrior
A great reference book for images of Native Americans in film. We've seen also seen this book at Samuel French Bookstore in Hollywood -- which is THE information source for the entertainment industry in Hollywood.
You can also check out The Celluloid Indian, which references one of our favorite books about Indians in Hollywood, "The Only Good Indian: The Hollywood Gospel" by Ralph and Natasha Friar. The book was originally published in 1972 by Drama Book Specialists/Publishers New York and is an amazing reference guide to Native films prior to blockbusters like "Dances With Wolves."
Here are two formats for your listening pleasure!
"PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE INDIANS"
They put a white guy in tan make-up
They write songs and they make movies
Vocals, guitar: Arigon Starr
Written by Arigon Starr
This track was recorded by Gregg McVicar and John Watanabe following Arigon's performance at the Grassroots Radio Conference in August 2004. The entire interview can be heard online at www.earthsongs.net. Listen to EARTHSONGS every week! The show features amazing music and interviews from a wide variety of Indigenous artists.
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