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"She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949)

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29 minutes ago, robertxyz said:

This week TCM showed She Wore a Yellow Ribbon introduced by a guest host.  He was so prissy that he referred to the "indians" as "native Americans" as in "The cavalry went out to fight the native Americans."  Come on, already, John Wayne fought the "indians," John Ford directed movies about fighting the "indians," the indians fought the indians.  Must we have such nonsense from a guest host who is more interested in his political correct standing then in telling the truth about the indians.

Robert--

 The truth is the Indians are really the only Native Americans.

John Wayne was really a man named Marion Robert Morrison.

And John Ford was the son of Irish immigrants and his name was John Martin Feeney.

It looks to me like you're the one who's talking nonsense because you don't know what the reality of the situation is.

Politics has nothing to do with it; it's all about reality-- the reality of American history and the truth about American history.

 

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Sorry, Princess, but the reality is that it was a MOVIE!!!  A movie about the cavalry fighting the indians.  John Wayne, John Ford, the Sixth Cavalry and the audience don't give a darn about native Americans.  All they want is to hear the bugles and see the fight.  When I was a kid we played cowboys and indians, we didn't play "animal herding professionals" and native Americans.  Bang-Bang!!

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55 minutes ago, robertxyz said:

Sorry, Princess, but the reality is that it was a MOVIE!!!  A movie about the cavalry fighting the indians.  John Wayne, John Ford, the Sixth Cavalry and the audience don't give a darn about native Americans.  All they want is to hear the bugles and see the fight.  When I was a kid we played cowboys and indians, we didn't play "animal herding professionals" and native Americans.  Bang-Bang!!

Sorry that you and I both had to grow up and can't play Cowboys and Indians anymore because I was an awesome Annie Oakley with a cap gun shotgun. LOL

But as  we became adults we realized that Indians were the natives --the first people in America, and unfortunately they were genocided by the American government, as represented by the calvary in western movies such as the one you cited.

It may just be a movie, but to the reality of our history it's much more-- John Ford said he was depicting the legend not the reality.

As adults we have to live with the reality.

 

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"Fort Apache", "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" and "Rio Grande" - a gorgeous trilogy.

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On 2/12/2018 at 1:26 PM, robertxyz said:

Sorry, Princess, but the reality is that it was a MOVIE!!!  A movie about the cavalry fighting the indians.  John Wayne, John Ford, the Sixth Cavalry and the audience don't give a darn about native Americans.  All they want is to hear the bugles and see the fight.  When I was a kid we played cowboys and indians, we didn't play "animal herding professionals" and native Americans.  Bang-Bang!!

Yes,  it was a MOVIE,  so Wayne didn't fight ANYONE,  since he is only an ACTOR!

Also,  how arrogant of you to imply your opinions represent what EVERYONE in the audience gives a darn about.

 

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The truth about American history is that the European came to America and brought civilization and casinos.  Without civilization there would be no casinos.  Glad to see how the rich casino Indians help out the poor, what was that word from Fort Apache, oh yes, "digger Indians."  

To repeat!!  It's a MOVIE!!

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2 minutes ago, robertxyz said:

The truth about American history is that the European came to America and brought civilization and casinos.  Without civilization there would be no casinos.  Glad to see how the rich casino Indians help out the poor, what was that word from Fort Apache, oh yes, "digger Indians."  

To repeat!!  It's a MOVIE!!

I'm a great Texas Holdem player;   American-Indian casinos have been very good to me.

 

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