How were the Native Americans and White people depicted in The Searchers and Dances with Wolves?
You are accurate in suggesting that both films depict each group opposite of one another. In Ford's work, Native Americans are shown as savage terrorists while justice and honor have to be instilled by white men. In this depiction, the Native Americans lure the men away from their homes, savagely kill their families, and commit wrong. It is the white men who have to painstakingly hunt down the...
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