Movies and television shows often depict stereotypes, sometimes very negative st

Movies and television shows often depict stereotypes, sometimes very negative stereotypes, about Native peoples even in contemporary films created in the last 20 years. Paul Chaat Smith notes that it is practically impossible to cut loose these stereotypes of Indians from so-called ‘authentic American history’ in Hollywood storytelling. What is Smith’s “The Big Movie,” and where do real Native and Indigenous stories, actors, and acting fit in to this paradigm? How can twenty-first century groups leverage modern technologies to tell their own stories with their own styles, and how has Hollywood reacted to this? Use specific examples from outside research for support here, and be sure to cite thoroughly.