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This movie shows that it is possible for someone Native, even with Chris Eyre’s talent, to make a bad movie. It is a film utterly without hope, focused on the worst aspects of reservation life without any clear explanation for why such things are so common, thus reinforcing stereotypes in the minds of everyone not already intimately familiar with the issues involved. For the purposes of this study, the worst aspect of the film is that we never really see why Mogie (Graham Greene) is an alcoholic who can only deal with life through humor and constant drinking.

The question then becomes, should we seek to replace Native veteran traditions with ones more true to the ideals of the original Native warrior traditions? But before we deal with this question, we must understand the origins of Native veteran traditions. S. military, the leaders of the military establishment had to be predisposed to welcome Natives. This admiration and emulation of Native warriors and their tactics caused the military to accept Natives as they were culturally, rather than as white reformers who favored assimilation wished them to become.

The Recasting of Rogers as an Indian Hater Ironically, Rogers’s first influence was on the British military establishment. Sir John Moore, the “Father of the Light Infantry,” determined to learn from the British loss of the American colonies. He worked to completely alter the British Army, in line with Rogers’s philosophy learned from Native people, from one ruled by fear and force to one emphasizing initiative and constant training. S. military both through the influence of the British military elite units and the severely altered image and legacy of the Rangers.

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