UNM INLP Lecture Slides

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  • Nice job! I’m gonna embed this in my blog shortly.

    The Stedman book is great, isn’t it? It’s probably the core text in my own analyses of Native stereotypes.

    Thanks for including the PEACE PARTY covers. But on page 13, you have two copies of PEACE PARTY #1. Wouldn’t PEACE PARTY #2 or something else be better?

    It’s been a while since I’ve read BUTCHER. But I’d count him as a savage on the noble/savage continuum. Isn’t he just a modern version of the relentless Indian warrior?

  • Sorry about the repeat of PP#1, there. I will correct this in future lectures.
    True, there are some elements of savagery left with Butcher. He’s not a perfect character by any means. However, his character does transcend this stereotype by being intelligent, insightful, calm, and even humorous at times.
    The old notion of Savage never allowed for these things; the savage used only rage, vengeance, and blood thirst to fuel and propel the character, with little rational thought to anything other than violence. Thus, the character was incomplete and inhuman, that is, without a sense of humanity.
    This is the distinct difference between the Butcher and the Savage.
    Of course, his name says it all: he is a killing machine, trained by experts all over the globe. So, there is some support for your argument. He is indeed a warrior. Thankfully, he is a different type than we have seen in most cases.
    -M

  • Okay, how about Ripclaw? Despite his intelligence and academic standing, would you call him a modern-day version of the Indian savage? I would.

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