SKNDNS is a thought provoking investigation of the cinematic portrayal of the Indigenous people of North America. By examining a myriad of stereotypes – from the romanticized noble Indian of antique cinema and the stock savage of the classic Western film to Twilight’s seductive wolf pack and the characters of the Native American film renaissance – Buffalo Hyde delves into the idea of the “Indian” as Icon. SKNDNS acts as a powerful reminder of the misrepresentation of Indigenous cultures in popular media and of the growing movement to re-appropriate and redefine the image of Native America. “Natives are taking ownership over their images,” Buffalo Hyde remarks. SKNDNS attests to this fact.
Frank Buffalo Hyde - SKNDNS | Native Americans on Film