Native Americans in the News: Images of Indians in the Twentieth Century Press

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - 188 pages

From the Pueblo land protests of the 1920s to the sports teams' mascot controversies of the 1990s, this book chronicles the depictions of Native Americans in the press. Weston shows how some images of Indians that date from the time of Columbus have persisted into the present, and she asks whether journalistic practices have helped or hindered accurate portrayals of Native Americans. Few books of this kind have given attention to both local and national press, or have dealt so extensively with the 20th century. Weston has incorporated a wealth of well-chosen examples, presenting an accessible account of this fascinating subject.


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Indians Images and the News Media
The 1920s Assimilation versus Cultural Pluralism
The 1930s In New Deal Legislation Reform Meets Reality
World War II Braves on the Warpath
The 1950s Termination and Relocation
The 1960s and 1970s Direct Action for SelfDetermination
The 1980s and 1990s Talking Back to the Media
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MARY ANN WESTON is Associate Professor at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. She specializes in multicultural issues in journalism, journalism history, and reporting and writing.

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