Author Topic: I'm an Indian Too!  (Read 8012 times)

Laurel

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I'm an Indian Too!
« on: August 20, 2007, 05:09:05 pm »
How little has changed since 1946, when Annie Get Your Gun premiered.

ANNIE OAKLEY and INDIAN CHORUS:
Ook-a-looka
Gah-hay-la-kinka
La-ha-hoo-way
Hoo-way

ANNIE:
Like the Chippewa,
Iroquois,
Omaha...
Like those Indians
I'm an Indian too
A Sioux
A Sioux

Just like Rising Moon
Falling Pants
Running Nose
Like those Indians
I'm an Indian too
A Sioux
A Sioux

Some Indian drummers they're without a care
I may run away
With Big Chief Sun-of-A-Bear

And I'll have totem poles
Tomahawk
Small papoose
Which will go to prove
I'm an Indian too
A sioux
A sioux
A sioux
Oh, I'm an indian
I'm an Indian
I'm an honest Injun Indian
I'm an Indian, too.

frederica

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Re: I'm an Indian Too!
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 05:14:32 pm »
Well, those names are up there with the likes of " Chief Thunder Chicken".

Laurel

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Re: I'm an Indian Too!
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007, 09:33:12 am »
I guess they're very 1940s.  Back then, maybe, when grown white folks played Indian, we knew we were doing something foolish and childish, so we made up obviously silly names instead of inflated names that sound silly to everyone but us...?

Apologies if it was offensive to post this,

Laurel

Offline Kevin

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Re: I'm an Indian Too!
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008, 01:10:05 pm »
I always thought it was a conquoring mentality at work and on display, that once beaten, the dominant culture could do what it wanted with the lives and symbols and spirituality of the defeated culture, including slander and ridicule of them by using racist terminology for fun and profit - this from a culture that teaches its young that a fat man wearing a red suit slides down a chimney and delivers material objects to only children that are 'good', all in celebration of God's only son's birthday.

Laurel

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Re: I'm an Indian Too!
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2008, 06:42:31 pm »
Well said, Kevin.

I give ppl too much credit sometimes.