King Truth About Stories Ch. 2 - Chapter Two Youre Not the Indian I Had in Mind Ideas There isnt any center to the world but a story What is the

King Truth About Stories Ch. 2 - Chapter Two Youre Not...

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Chapter Two: You’re Not the Indian I Had in MindIdeas: “There isn’t any center to the world but a story.”What is the idea of the “Indian” of North American popular imagination, and where did it come from?Literature of the American Romantic Period (33); Edward S. Curtis and photography (32-33)Why was the idea of the “Indian” created?
What examples does King give of the “Indian” as a Western social construction?How does the “Indian” relate to race? “The important thing is that we believe we can see it”(44).The “Indian” and reality: “In the end, there is no reason for the Indian to be real. The Indian simply has to exist in our imaginations” (54).What distinguishes a “real” Indian and why does it matter? “For the real value of authenticity is in the rarity of a thing” (56).
The “Indian” contd.There are over 573 federally recognized Native American nations and many more state recognized tribes.

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