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Unformatted text preview: 1-28-08 - Preconceptions and Stereotypes:•Misrepresentations of American Indianso Class drawings from last semester contained numerous tepees, feathers, archaically clothed Indians.o Are misrepresentations simply mistakes, or intentional misrepresentations that fuel political agendas?o Stereotypes often tell us more about the person using a stereotype than about the people represented in it.•Misrepresentations in Imageso 1493 Columbus' Woodcut letter•Depicted European king well dressed.•Indians clothed in loin clotheso 1505 German Woodcut•Shows Indians doing acts that would be taboo in Europe§ Nursing§ Kissing in public§ One person chewing on an arm§ Random body parts dangling from a building roofo 1575 Discovery of America•Has America represented as a naked women§ Vulnerable§ Virgin woman and wilderness, representative of how Europeans believed America was pretty much deserted and emptyo 1590 DeBry's Engraving and John White's pictures•John White tried to make an accurate depiction of Indians...
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