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 1 Professor Johnson N. American Religious Traditions 13 September 2007 Native American Culture  Throughout the history of America, Native Americans and their involvement in the  expansion of the western hemisphere have been represented in widely contrasting lights. Most  of the time these natives have been misrepresented as instigating much of the war and fighting  that occurred between the Native American culture and the foreigners attempting to settle in the  land.  Lately this false image has been corrected through movies like Smoke Signals  and  accurate authors writing about Native American culture such as Sam Gill, Joel Martin, and  Robert Berkhoffer.  The movie Smoke Signals  gives explicit examples of issues discussed in  many of Sam Gill’s, Joel Martin’s, and Robert Berkhoffer’s literature concerning Native  Americans such as the significance of storytelling in the Native American culture, stereotyping,  and the Native American sense of self and identity. Gill explains that story telling plays a significant role in Native American culture by  stressing ideas of moral standards and wise choices as well as romanticizing people and events  to make their significance emotionally real, which is impossible for writing to attain. These points  are shown in the movie Smoke Signals  when the main character, Victor, experiences a moment 
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course RLST 2700 taught by Professor Johnson,gr during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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