Native American MoviesNative Americans, also known as American Indians, have often been the "bad guys" in movies. The good cowboys go out and slaughter the bad Indians. Alternately, in movies that feature a Native American character, that character is often either a stereotypical "silent tracker" type or a heavy drinker who needs help. It's only a few movies that portray a more balanced look at the intricate life of the Native American.
HHondo - 1953
John Wayne stars as a loner half-Indian cowboy who falls for a quiet woman and her boy living in Apache territory. He's very sympathetic of the Apache, but ends up having to fight them to rescue the family.
How the West was Won - 1962
John Ford directs an epic western tracking three generations of the Prescotts.
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