my little pony
Red Bow seems much more interested in the current state of his people than the history. He is tired of the image they have been given. He thinks Philbert is wasting time on his spiritual journey, yet eventually joins him in actions of Cheyanne pride, like singing. While searching for a car stereo, they are offered the poorest quality equipment by the white salesperson, who mocks them when Red Bow choses the most expensive equipment, and then jumps to the conclusion that he had been cheated. As irrational of a decision as this was, he simply wanted to make the point that he should not be patronized for his skin.
Philbert doesnt see himself succumbing to westernization because in his mind, he's on a mission for the cheyanne and proudly envisions himself no different from his ancestors . He expresses sorrow when he is told few people remember one of the Cheyanne's prophets and the man to whom he was speaking sighs "no one cares about history these days." Ironically, he uses a scene from a Western film, oftentimes degrading to Native Americans, as inspiration on how to spring Bonnie from jail, who was imprisoned under false circumstances anyway.
Bonnie's children have been removed from their roots, they didnt even know what tribe they were, and like many white Americans do, clumped their collective history together as "Indian." But through this journey they learn who they are. happy ending this time.