I actually held Sir Isaac Newton’s personal copy of Principia that he wrote notes in. I touched Newton’s handwriting.
Stagecoach is the iconic western. It’s the western that all others were really modeled after, and its one of the most damaging movies for native people in history. You have white society inside the stagecoach and they are besieged on all sides by native people, the wild of America. Those that are stopping progress, those that are backwards, and those that are vicious and bloodthirsty. Stagecoach summed up and gave the opinion of native people for decades to the populace in the US. That’s how they thought of us and it’s because of John Ford that they thought of us like that.
semester isn’t even over yet and I already know I’ll be contesting my final grade for this completely bullshit bonkers class