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Colonial America on Film


The New World. (2006)

The Crucible. (1996)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Pocahontas (Disney 1995)

Drums along the Mohawk (1939)

For wider context see also 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) and Black Robe (1991)


Hannah Patterson, (ed) The cinema of Terrence Malick : poetic visions of America [Ch 16]

Jeffrey Walker, "Deconstructing an American Myth: The Last of the Mohicans" in Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor eds, Hollywood's Indian : the portrayal of the Native American in film [ebook available via the library]

John E. O'Connor and Martin A. Jackson eds, American history/American film : interpreting the Hollywood image [article on Drums on the Mohawk)

Craig Rinne White "Romance and American Indian Action in Hollywood's The Last of the Mohicans" (1992) Studies in American Indian Literatures (Spring 2001)

G Edgerton 'A Breed Apart': Hollywood, Racial Stereotyping, and the Promise of Revisionism in The Last of the Mohicans' Journal of American Culture, 1994

Edward Buscombe "What's New in the New World?" Film Quarterly, Vol. 62, No. 3 (Spring 2009)

Kathy Merlock Jackson, "Redesigning Pocahontas. Disney, the 'White Man's Indian', and the marketing of dreams" Journal of Popular Film and Television (Summer 1996)