Within a second, gunshots echo; and a fallen beauty lays unmoving, painting the snow beneath a deep red. The two decades after the wolves were integrated into the park has been filled with conflict as citizens fight for or against reintroducing wolves country-wide The dominant American culture was nearsighted, incurious and racist, and saw the Indians as a race of ignorant, thieving savages, fit to be shot on sight.
Such attitudes survived until so recently in our society - just look at the B Westerns of the s - that we can only imagine how much worse they were years ago. In a review of the film Dances with Wolves, Robert Ebert said, "A civilized man is a person whose curiosity outweighs his prejudices, and these are curious men.
We see that they are easily frightened at times like when Kicking Bird runs from the naked John who is also just as shocked by the Indians presence however does not want his horse, Sisco, to be messed with.
Americans back then were small minded, revengeful, prejudiced, and swayed by rumor very easily He manages to keep it when the doctors say they are too tired to work on another patient.
They were just like him, making the elements dance in delight as children often do in their playful joy.
As the story unfolds we follow the life of John Dunbar Kevin Costner and take on his emotions and therefore come to the same realizations that he does. It is a cancer. Most people would consider these opinions to be stereotypes.