The Tribe Called Wannabee: Playing Indian in America and Europe

  title={The Tribe Called Wannabee: Playing Indian in America and Europe},
  author={Rayna Green},
ONE of the oldest and most pervasive forms of American cultural expression, indeed one of the oldest forms of affinity with American culture at the national level, is a 'performance' I call 'playing Indian.' Since the invasion of North America by those 'red hairy men' in the fifteenth century, non-Indians have found the performance of 'playing Indian' a most compelling and obviously satisfying form of traditional expression. Almost from their very arrival in the Americas, Europeans found it… Expand
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