American studies: Contemporary Instances of “Playing Indian”

In this paper, you should draw from the final module of this unit to reflect on the way that Americans today still “play Indian,” such as, the Boy Scouts; Mascots; and claims of Indian ancestry.  The student will provide a description of each of the three (3) instances examined in this module and make make a strong claim, supported by evidence, about the role of playing Indian in American identity. The paper should be 2-3 pages in length and provide specific examples drawn from the course materials.

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