Beyond Tipis and Tomahawks: Using Internet Images to Combat Native American Stereotypes
Lee Verlinda, Verlinda Thompson, Southern Utah University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Since the misuse of images in movies an on television plays such a significant role in the creation of Native American stereotypes, it seems only natural that the proper use of images can be a powerful tool in combating them. Thanks to reasources available through the Internet, educators have hundreds of images at their disposal which can be easily incorporated into an anti bias curriculum which promotes acceptance for cultural diversity. Incorporating pictures which address stereotypes into anti bias activities helps students develop skills in visual literacy and critical thinking and provides a foundation upon which students and teachers can begin to build acceptance of and respect for Native American and other diverse cultures.
Verlinda, L. & Thompson, V. (1999). Beyond Tipis and Tomahawks: Using Internet Images to Combat Native American Stereotypes. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 337-342). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).