Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Killing the Indian MaidenImages of Native American Women in Film$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

M. Elise Marubbio

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124148

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124148.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use (for details see www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 October 2018

White-Painted Lady

White-Painted Lady

The 1950s Celluloid Princess

(p.61) Two White-Painted Lady
Killing the Indian Maiden

M. Elise Marubbio

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter discusses the Celluloid Princess during the 1950s. She is now depicted as a beautiful young maiden who embraces the white hero and symbolizes the best of Indian culture and the possibility of assimilation into western European culture. Another similar character during this time is the Celluloid Indian Princess who aligns herself with a European American colonizer and dies for that choice. Unlike her earlier counterparts, the Celluloid Princess of the 1950s worked within the pro-Indian westerns as an index of liberalism, racial integration, and cultural pluralism.

Keywords:   1950s, Indian culture, assimilation, western European culture, Celluloid Indian Princess, pro-Indian westerns, liberalism, racial integration, cultural pluralism

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .