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In Westworld, Native Americans are More Than a Stereotype

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When Westworld debuted, I wondered if it would be just as white-washed and stereotypical as the classic westerns from which it sprung (of course, it is also a direct descendant of the 1976 film, Westworld). In some ways it was, as it portrays a futuristic dreamscape where guests can perform acts and undertake adventures they never would in real life. Many of these narratives revolve around western tropes, such as rescuing a beautiful white woman from a band of primitive Indians or no-good bandits, or visiting a brothel and taking advantage of the pretty, yet damaged, women therein.

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