quasilover (quasilover) wrote in nativeamerica,
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Opinions?

I know this may be a questionable topic. Have you ever talked to your friends or in classes about the so-called "Indian novels" settled in the Frontier Era, especially about the "fact" that in those novels, Native American warriors and chiefs usually aspire after white women who are described as young and innocent? In your opinion, what could be the reason for the stereotype about such attraction?

As a teenager, I read such books, and although I was even fascinated by the thought Indian men proposed to white women, I didn't like the attitudes the white characters took in the suggestions. I still often think about if those details of the stories had anything to do with reality. Of course I know Quanah Parker was half-white...
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