Pow Wow Highway
Okay, first of all I think this movie was a great film. It was very interesting and totally brough other sides of the Native American. However, I am truly confused for the reason behind why we watched that film. Because so far in this class, we have seen road films that are centered on women. And this film doesn't have any main female characters and doesn't at all revolve around a female character. So, it was weird to watch a movie about a colored person that too of a male.
To answer the blog question. i would say that the film revolves around the stereotypes that are used on the native american. It also deals with the political side. Because in the movie, in the beginning there was a meeting going on where these business men are asking the native american to vote them to build mines in their place. And the person who is talking seems to be a native american as well. So, he sort of represents the native american who work for the white people and is sort of betraying his own people. There are two main character for this film. One of them is totally against the stereotypes of native american. i don't remember his name, but he doesn't really believe in religion, doesn't have faith, doesn't respect his culture so much. But, he works for his own people and are against the whites with building mines at their place. And on the other side, there is this another main lead who is sort of like the typical native american that we would imagine or the stereotypes that we have. He is very religious. Some of the things that he does throughout the film may seem very weird, but it represents his beliefs and faith. So, this film tries to justify the movie by showing both characteristics of the native american people.
Throughout the film, the man who is very spritiual keeps saying "we are cheyenne". I don't know what cheyenne means, but it seems like a nationality or a tribal group. But, in relation to the context that it is used often, I would say that cheynne means 'united'. Because whenever we say 'we are american', of course other person knows that we are american, but we truly mean is that we are the same people, we are united, and we should help each other. So, i believe 'we are cheyenne' is also same as how we say 'we are american'.
over all it was a great film.