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Killing the Indian MaidenImages of Native American Women in Film$
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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

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Free Love and Violence

Free Love and Violence

“Going Native” with the Celluloid Maiden in the 1970s

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Killing the Indian Maiden

M. Elise Marubbio

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter discusses the manipulation of familiar stereotypes that are connected with both the Celluloid Princess and the Sexualized Maiden. The hybrid Celluloid Maiden of the 1970s emerges as a symbolically modified offspring of the previous Princess figures. It is also presented as a beautiful and sexually uninhibited woman who woos her husband further into “savagery” and the wilderness. Although her sexuality is her filmic cachet, it often accentuates negative racial stereotypes about Native American women's sexuality.

Keywords:   manipulation, stereotypes, Celluloid Princess, Sexualized Maiden, hybrid, 1970s, sexuality, negative racial stereotypes

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