Category Archives: Depictions of Indians

THE AUTHENTIC COWBOY ARTIST

 “Old Ma Nature was kind to her red children and the old time cow puncher [referring to himself] was her adopted son”—CMR  “The worst woman alive, in my opinion, is as good or better than the best man I know.”—CMR … Continue reading

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THE GREAT AMERICAN INDIAN MOVIE

Have you ever seen a movie about American Indians that really rang true and authentic?  Tamastslikt has a year-by-year lease on “the Great Sioux Uprising” when our local Indians portrayed Sioux on the warpath at Deadman’s Pass in the 1950s.  … Continue reading

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INDIANS IN HARM’S WAY

Micheal Minthorn sang both ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and “America the Beautiful’ at the opening of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute.  He is a professional actor in the actors guild; he pays his union dues.   Micheal is also a military veteran and … Continue reading

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PRINCESS OR COWGIRL

The only current PRCA Indian female competitor is Kaila Mussell, a Sto:lo First Nations member from Chilliwack, BC.  She followed the bronc riding circuit around eastern Oregon and ranked well this past summer according to Cedric Wild Bill.   Cowgirl Mussell … Continue reading

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WATCH FOR “MEEK’S CUTOFF” IN APRIL

Looking forward with great anticipation to seeing Meek’s Cut-Off, a movie that will come out in limited release in April 2011. Too bad we didn’t know it premiered in a Bend film festival this past October. Actress Michelle Williams has … Continue reading

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BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

Congratulations to CTUIR tribal member,Thomas Morning Owl, who will soon be whisked away to the big city to star in the musical play, The Ghosts of Celilo, March 4-12, 2011, at the Newmark Theatre in the Portland Center for the … Continue reading

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Archaeology Day at Wanapum

What’s to celebrate about archaeology? For many generations, Indians perceived archaeology in a negative light because of how Indian bodies were historically distributed wholesale around the country and treated like menagerie specimens. A big effort is required to rehabilitate the … Continue reading

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