REEL INJUN

Poffy The Cucumber

ON IRON HORSE HE RIDES…

Red Film over White Eyes. …and they weren’t even Indians. We called them that by accident – and we still call them that! Like, we knew in a month that it wasn’t “Indians” – but we just don’t give a shit. We never correct it!… — Louie C.K., LIVE AT THE BEACON THEATER, 2011. Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond dismounts the … Read More

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THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON

Poffy The Cucumber

Dying is Easy, History is Hard. History tells us General George Armstrong Custer was a murderer of men, women and children, usurper of land from Native Americans, dissolute breaker of treaties, leader of drunken degenerates, and kowtower to military butchers. THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON tells us he was Errol Flynn. Flynn plays Flynn playing Custer in this reimagining … Read More

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BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

Poffy The Cucumber

Bury the Truth of Wounded Knee. I shall not be there. I shall rise and pass. Bury my heart at Wounded Knee. — Stephen Vincent Benét, “American Names.” The Wounded Knee Massacre (aka The Battle at Wounded Knee Creek) was the last major armed conflict of what americans term the “Indian Wars” of the late nineteenth century. BURY MY HEART … Read More

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