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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Recent movies (e.g., Geronimo, Last of the Mohicans, and Dances with Wolves) have generally shown a sympathetic, if yet still stereotypical view of Native Americans. These cinematic treatments are replete with furious battles, frenetic romances, and the stuff of heroic legends. Hollywood, however, would not know what to do with M. Inez Hilger's Chippewa Child Life and Its' Cultural Background. It is a quiet book, a narrative of the everyday culture of the Chippewa Indians as she observed them on nine Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan reservations between 1932 and 1940.
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