I am not fashion conscious. I can honestly say that I've never spent a cent on Vogue, Allure, Cosmopolitan, or any fashion magazine, for that matter. If you ask me the brand name of the blouse or slacks I'm wearing, I would have no idea.
Since the beginning of the moving image, Hollywood has created and appropriated its very own image of Native America that was always made by non-Native Americans for their own political point of view towards the masses. Well, how do Native people feel about the new The Lone Ranger, you ask?
A seismic change has been going on in what makes corporations successful, in what successful leadership demands. Gone is the traditional command and control, mechanistic approach, where one individual really could steer the corporate to chosen destinations.
Jay understood Tonto's relationship to the Lone Ranger was one of mutual respect and
brotherhood. He also understood the tremendous power he had as a role model to Native peoples, and he led by example.
In early films, we Indians were depicted as nothing more than bronze, half-clothed savages, sporting stereotypical double braids, screaming as we got shot off horses. Hollywood's portrayals are responsible for the shallow perception most folks have of our people.