The Only Good Indians

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year In this latest novel from Stephen Graham Jones comes a “heartbreakingly beautiful story” (Library Journal, starred review) of revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of ...

Author: Stephen Graham Jones

Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press

ISBN: 1982136464

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year In this latest novel from Stephen Graham Jones comes a “heartbreakingly beautiful story” (Library Journal, starred review) of revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition. Seamlessly blending classic horror and a dramatic narrative with sharp social commentary, The Only Good Indians is “a masterpiece. Intimate, devastating, brutal, terrifying, warm, and heartbreaking in the best way” (Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts). This novel follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts them in a desperate struggle for their lives. Tracked by an entity bent on revenge, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in violent, vengeful ways. Labeled “one of 2020’s buzziest horror novels” (Entertainment Weekly), this is a remarkable horror story “will give you nightmares—the good kind of course” (BuzzFeed).

Phil Sheridan and His Army

CHAPTER 8 Forming Military Indian Policy: “The Only Good Indian Is a Dead
Indian” Nothing is so closely identified with Phil Sheridan's western career as the
infamous remark that “the only good Indian is a dead Indian.” It has the ring of ...

Author: Paul Andrew Hutton

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806150211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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"Paul Hutton’s study of Phil Sheridan in the West is authoritative, readable, and an important contribution to the literature of westward expansion. Although headquartered in Chicago, Sheridan played a crucial role in the opening of the West. His command stretched from the Missouri to the Rockies and from Mexico to Canada, and all the Indian Wars of the Great Plains fell under his direction. Hutton ably narrates and interprets Sheridan’s western career from the perspective of the top command rather than the battlefield leader. His book is good history and good reading."–Robert M. Utley

The Only Good Indian

The Image of the Indian in American Vernacular Culture Rayna Green.
Sobriquets such as " Harry Sam , " " Indlan Pete ... The most famous of these
sayings is " the only good Indian is a dead Indian . " ut It is , like many proverbs
and sayings , a ...

Author: Rayna Green



Category: Folklore

Page: 894

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Good Indian

Good. Indian. *. There is a saying—and if it is not purely Western, it is at least
purely American—that the only good Indian is a dead Indian. In the very teeth of
that, and in spite of the fact that he was neither very good, nor an Indian—nor in
any ...

Author: B. M. Bower

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775561437

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

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Wild-at-heart cowboy Grant Imsen has never taken a liking to big city life or civilization as a whole, for that matter. But when he meets Evadna Ramsey, a genteel visitor from New Jersey, everything changes in the blink of an eye. Is there any hope for this diametrically opposed duo to live happily ever after?

Indians on Display

The Only Good Indian Stage right All the performers walk onto the stage and line
up in front of Almighty Voice. They are wearing all manner of casual and formal
Native evening dress, from leather walking shorts, moccasins, Birkenstocks, ...

Author: Norman K Denzin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131542679X

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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Even as their nations and cultures were being destroyed by colonial expansion across the continent, American Indians became a form of entertainment, sometimes dangerous and violent, sometimes primitive and noble. Creating a fictional wild west, entrepreneurs then exported it around the world. Exhibitions by George Catlin, paintings by Charles King, and Wild West shows by Buffalo Bill Cody were viewed by millions worldwide. Norman Denzin uses a series of performance pieces with historical, contemporary, and fictitious characters to provide a cultural critique of how this version of Indians, one that existed only in the western imagination, was commodified and sold to a global audience. He then calls for a rewriting of the history of the American west, one devoid of minstrelsy and racist pageantry, and honoring the contemporary cultural and artistic visions of people whose ancestors were shattered by American expansionism.

Cosmopolitan Style

is contributing to the diversity of British culture.21 At one point, Rushdie asserts
that he is “an international writer,” but this ... the narrator's, or Rushdie's; Zeeny
mixes up racist axioms (“take-the-best-and-leave-the rest”; “the only good Indian”;

Author: Rebecca L. Walkowitz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510535

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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In this broad-ranging and ambitious intervention in the debates over the politics, ethics, and aesthetics of cosmopolitanism, Rebecca L. Walkowitz argues that modernist literary style has been crucial to new ways of thinking and acting beyond the nation. While she focuses on modernist narrative, Walkowitz suggests that style conceived expansively as attitude, stance, posture, and consciousness helps to explain many other, nonliterary formations of cosmopolitanism in history, anthropology, sociology, transcultural studies, and media studies. Walkowitz shows that James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, Salman Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, and W. G. Sebald use the salient features of literary modernism in their novels to explore different versions of transnational thought, question moral and political norms, and renovate the meanings of national culture and international attachment. By deploying literary tactics of naturalness, triviality, evasion, mix-up, treason, and vertigo, these six authors promote ideas of democratic individualism on the one hand and collective projects of antifascism or anti-imperialism on the other. Joyce, Conrad, and Woolf made their most significant contribution to this "critical cosmopolitanism" in their reflection on the relationships between narrative and political ideas of progress, aesthetic and social demands for literalism, and sexual and conceptual decorousness. Specifically, Walkowitz considers Joyce's critique of British imperialism and Irish nativism; Conrad's understanding of the classification of foreigners; and Woolf's exploration of how colonizing policies rely on ideas of honor and masculinity. Rushdie, Ishiguro, and Sebald have revived efforts to question the definitions and uses of naturalness, argument, utility, attentiveness, reasonableness, and explicitness, but their novels also address a range of "new ethnicities" in late-twentieth-century Britain and the different internationalisms of contemporary life. They use modernist strategies to articulate dynamic conceptions of local and global affiliation, with Rushdie in particular adding playfulness and confusion to the politics of antiracism. In this unique and engaging study, Walkowitz shows how Joyce, Conrad, and Woolf developed a repertoire of narrative strategies at the beginning of the twentieth century that were transformed by Rushdie, Ishiguro, and Sebald at the end. Her book brings to the forefront the artful idiosyncrasies and political ambiguities of twentieth-century modernist fiction.

To Grant to Indians Living Under Federal Tutelage the Freedom to Organize for Purposes of Local Selfgovernment and Economic Enterprise

I was the secretary for 2 years of the American Missionary Association , which
does work among the Sioux Indians in the ... A generation ago , in all far western
Commonwealths , it was a popular proverb that " the only good Indian is a dead ...

Author: United States U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian affairs




Page: 429

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To Grant to Indians Living Under Federal Tutelage the Freedom to Organize for Purposes of Local Self government and Economic Enterprise

I was the secretary for 2 years of the American Missionary Association , which
does work among the Sioux Indians in the ... A generation ago , in all far western
Commonwealths , it was a popular proverb that “ the only good Indian is a dead ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs



Category: Indians of North America


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I Stand in the Center of the Good

The significance of that is that Indians make art today , that an Indian can use a
computer , can do video , can photograph , or do anything they ... Most people
think that the only good art is the old art , like the only good Indian is a dead
Indian .

Author: Lawrence Abbott

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803210370

Category: Art

Page: 310

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What is Indian art? There have been many attempts to define it, but the so-called Santa Fe style of the 1930s?placid, two-dimensional depictions of traditional scenes?set the standard by which subsequent art by Native Americans would be judged. Art that radically challenged the stereotype?the work of Joe Herrera, Fritz Scholder, and T. C. Cannon, for example?met with resistance; questions were raised about its authenticity as Indian art. Today's Indian art has resoundingly overturned old preconceptions: here are cartoon figures in throbbing neon colors, "decorated" grocery bags, messages to America on the Spectacolor billboard in Times Square, delicate abstractions and cubist images, work that ranges from monotype and photography to mixed media and clay, from humor and biting commentary to quiet introspection. I Stand in the Center of Good, the first book of its kind, offers a forum for seventeen contemporary Native American artists to speak about the development of their art, their creative processes, how they define their art, and how it relates to their Indianness. The interviews are handsomely illustrated with works by the artists, who include Rick Glazer-Danay, Shan Goshorn, Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds, Rick Hill, G. Peter Jemison, Michael Kabotie, Frank LaPena, Carm Little Turtle, Linda Lomahaftewa, George Longfish, Mario Martinez, Nora Naranjo-Morse, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Susan Stewart, Frank Tuttle, Kay WalkingStick, and Emmi Whitehorse.

American Indian Nonfiction

Black deception , damnable frauds and persistent oppression has been its
characteristics , and its religion today is , that the only good Indian is a dead one .
Guns stand , loaded to the muzzle , ready to prove this lie . Another creed under ...

Author: Bernd Peyer

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806137988

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 401

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A survey of two centuries of Indian political writings

Murdering Indians

Princeton Union Princeton, Minnesota April 29, 1897 [More “Good Indians”] The
Indians who murdered the Spicer family in ... The reference to a third confession
is apparently to the one that Paul Holy Track gave in the course of the trial itself, ...

Author: Peter G. Beidler

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661427X

Category: History

Page: 256

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In February of 1897 a family of six—four generations, including twin infant sons and their aged great-grandmother—was brutally murdered in rural North Dakota. The weapons used were a shotgun, an axe, a pitchfork, a spade, and a club. Several Dakota Indians from the nearby Standing Rock reservation were arrested, and one was tried, pronounced guilty and sentenced to be hanged. The conviction was reversed by the state supreme court, which ordered a new trial. Only a week later, however, a mob of thirty angry men broke into the county jail in the middle of the night, dragged three of the five accused Indians out, and hanged them from a butcher’s windlass. These events were fodder for hundreds of newspaper articles, letters, and legal documents. Many of those documents, including the transcript of the trial convicting one of the Indians and the statement by the state supreme court reversing the conviction, are collected in this work, and, with the author’s commentary, tell a disturbing tale of racism and revenge in the pioneer West, one that provided the basic story line for Ojibwe novelist Louise Erdrich’s acclaimed novel The Plague of Doves.

Report of Special Committee to Investigate the Indian Problem of the State of New York

Is the only good Indian a dead one ? ” that is the only question there is to it ; is he
susceptible to civilization and education ; is he worth saving ; if he is a wild beast
he can never be civilized , and the sooner it is determined the better , and there ...

Author: New York (State). Legislature. Assembly. Special Committee to Investigate the Indian Problem



Category: Indians of North America

Page: 1282

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Serial set no 0 3099

When I entered upon public life , the great thing was to prove that man could
have descended froin a common pair . ... while the atmosphere of this conference
does not say that the only good Indian is a dead one , the atmosphere all around






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Son of the Morning Star

After listening to the PenatekaComanche chief Tosawi—Silver Brooch—allude to
himself as a good Indian, Little Phil observed: “The only good Indians I ever saw
were dead.” And the collective American unconscious gradually reduced ...

Author: Evan S. Connell

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 0374708738

Category: History

Page: 448

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Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. Evan S. Connell, whom Joyce Carol Oates has described as "one of our most interesting and intelligent American writers," wrote what continues to be the most reliable--and compulsively readable--account of the subject. Connell makes good use of his meticulous research and novelist's eye for the story and detail to re-vreate the heroism, foolishness, and savagery of this crucial chapter in the history of the West.

Secret Lives of the Civil War

"The only good Indian is a dead Indian." Though Phil Sheridan never said that,
he almost certainly did say, "The only good Indians I ever saw were dead." It was
addressed to a Comanche chief named Tosawi, who, during a meeting with ...

Author: Cormac O'Brien

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594747474

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Legendary Heroes of U.S. History—As You’ve Never Seen Them Before! Secret Lives of the Civil War features irreverent and uncensored profiles of men and women from the Union and the Confederacy—complete with hundreds of little-known and downright bizarre facts. You’ll discover that: • Mary Todd Lincoln claimed to receive valuable military strategies from ghosts in the spirit world. • Jefferson Davis once imported camels for soldiers stationed in the American southwest. • Ulysses S. Grant spent much of the Vicksburg campaign on a horse named “Kangaroo.” • James Longstreet fought the Battle of Antietam wearing carpet slippers. • William T. Sherman was the victim of two shipwrecks on the same day. • Harriet Tubman experienced frequent and bizarre hallucinations. • Stonewall Jackson was a notorious hypochondriac (he always sat up straight, fearing that slouching would compress his vital organs). With chapters on everyone from William Quantrill (a guerilla leader whose skull later ended up in the basement of a fraternity house) to Rose O’Neal Greenhow (perhaps the South’s most glamorous spy), Secret Lives of the Civil War features a mix of famous faces and unsung heroes. American history was never this much fun in school!

Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens

Their 1970 reply referred to the concept that Hawthorn had articulated a few
years earlier: Indians were not merely citizens, as Trudeau ... 'The Americans to
the south of us used to have a saying: “The only good Indian is a dead Indian.

Author: J.R. Miller

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442690828

Category: History

Page: 500

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Highly acclaimed when the first edition appeared in 1989, "Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens" is the first comprehensive account of Indian-white relations throughout Canada's history. J.R. Miller charts the deterioration of the relationship from the initial, mutually beneficial contact in the fur trade to the current impasse in which Indians are resisting displacement and marginalization. This new edition is the result of substantial revision to incorporate current scholarship and bring the text up to date. It includes new material on the North, and reflects changes brought about by the Oka crisis, the sovereignty issue, and the various court decisions of the 1990s. It also includes new material on residential schools, treaty making, and land claims.

The Heart of Whiteness

red wastes where the barbarian peoples of the world hold sway . ” 23 Roosevelt ,
whose face is carved into Mount Rushmore as testament to his wise and brave
leadership , once said , “ I don ' t go so far as to think that the only good Indians ...

Author: Robert Jensen

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872864498


Page: 98

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Resource added for the Psychology (includes Sociology) 108091 courses.

Killing the Indian Maiden

During the early film period, Indian films constituted a genre, separate from the
western, that focused primarily on Indian characters ... Friar and Friar's The Only
Good Indian includes a thorough filmography categorized by terms and themes.

Author: M. Elise Marubbio

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813136946

Category: History

Page: 312

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Killing the Indian Maiden examines the fascinating and often disturbing portrayal of Native American women in film. Through discussion of thirty-four Hollywood films from the silent period to the present, M. Elise Marubbio examines the sacrificial role of what she terms the "Celluloid Maiden" -- a young Native woman who allies herself with a white male hero and dies as a result of that choice. Marubbio intertwines theories of colonization, gender, race, and film studies to ground her study in sociohistorical context all in an attempt to define what it means to be an American. As Marubbio charts the consistent depiction of the Celluloid Maiden, she uncovers two primary characterizations -- the Celluloid Princess and the Sexualized Maiden. The archetype for the exotic Celluloid Princess appears in silent films such as Cecil B. DeMille's The Squaw Man (1914) and is thoroughly established in American iconography in Delmer Daves's Broken Arrow (1950). Her more erotic sister, the Sexualized Maiden, emerges as a femme fatale in such films as DeMille's North West Mounted Police (1940), King Vidor's Duel in the Sun (1946), and Charles Warren's Arrowhead (1953). The two characterizations eventually combine to form a hybrid Celluloid Maiden who first appears in John Ford's The Searchers (1956) and reappears in the 1970s and the 1990s in such films as Arthur Penn's Little Big Man (1970) and Michael Apted's Thunderheart (1992). Killing the Indian Maiden reveals a cultural iconography about Native Americans and their role in the frontier embedded in the American psyche. The Native American woman is a racialized and sexualized other -- a conquerable body representing both the seductions and the dangers of the frontier. These films show her being colonized and suffering at the hands of Manifest Destiny and American expansionism, but Marubbio argues that the Native American woman also represents a threat to the idea of a white America. The complexity and longevity of the Celluloid Maiden icon -- persisting into the twenty-first century -- symbolizes an identity crisis about the composition of the American national body that has played over and over throughout different eras and political climates. Ultimately, Marubbio establishes that the ongoing representation of the Celluloid Maiden signals the continuing development and justification of American colonialism.

International Westerns

ONLY. GOOD. INDIAN. IS. A. DEFA. INDIAN. East German Variations on the Most
American of All Genres Franz A. Birgel The only good Indians I ever saw were
dead. —General Philip Sheridan ...

Author: Cynthia J. Miller, Institute for Liberal Arts, Emerson College

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081089288X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 476

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This collection of essays examines non-American Westerns and explores their significance, meanings, and reception. These essays also look at how Hollywood sensibilities are reflected, distorted, or challenged by filmmakers of Westerns in Europe, Australia, and other regions outside the U.S.