Ending Native American Stereotypes

Change comes from truths about the past and revelations

The public’s perceptions and beliefs about Native Americans was generated, in large part, from a sad and tragic history, political actions, Evangelical Christianity, and various media sources for centuries. Television was one venue in which stereotypes were delivered to the public. In the 1960’s there were three major TV networks; CBS, NBC, and ABC. The major fare was variety shows like the Ed Sullivan, the Sunday creature feature, westerns and war movies. Series like Gun Smoke…