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Review "'Indians' Dramatizes National Amnesia"

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Review "'Indians' Dramatizes National Amnesia"

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This review, written by Frank Howarth, is of the 1973 Virginia Museum Theatre's production of Arthur Kopit's "Indians." Howarth describes that the play shows "the ways of national amnesia a painful view of the reservating of the American Indian," as the play begins with the hero-myth of Buffalo Bill Cody and ended with the Wounded Knee Massacre. Walter Rhodes, who portrays Buffalo Bill, is described as playing his role quite well showing all the "vanity and disillusionment" about his role in helping the indigenous natives. The show details the ways that Americans took advantage of indigenous people, but the message did not get through to all audience members, with one audience member being quoted saying, "So what, those Indians are always protesting. What good will it do them?"

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Howarth, Frank. "'Indians' Dramatizes National Amnesia." The University of Richmond Collegian 61, no. 12, (November 15, 1973): 6. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19731115.2.23&srpos=1&e=------197-en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1973-11-15

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Howarth, Frank, “Review "'Indians' Dramatizes National Amnesia",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3436.