Emergence of the Celluloid Maiden

M. Elise Marubbio

in Killing the Indian Maiden

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780813124148
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134710 | DOI:
Emergence of the Celluloid Maiden

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This chapter discusses the arrival of Native American women in mainstream media, specifically Hollywood movies. It looks at the current representation of these women in movies, and introduces a number of new character types that are based on them. Probably the most popular is the celluloid maiden, who is a young Native American woman who forms an alliance with a white colonizer and dies as a result of her choice.

Keywords: Native American women; mainstream media; Hollywood movies; current representation; character types; celluloid maiden

Chapter.  7853 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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