Independent Lens | Two Spirits | Trailer | PBS
Uploaded on Jun 7, 2011
Two Spirits is the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at the largely unknown history of a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.
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Internet Archive: Redskin Blues
Plot taken from IMDb: Tom and Jerry find their wagon west attacked by Indians, but escape only after being rescued by all the branches of the military, including the Army’s tanks.
A cartoon with lots of music and action as well as ethnic stereotypes the 1930s way: “An unremarkable wild west cartoon is improved by the comedy of the unexpected. Numerous seemingly fat, cloaked Indians are unwrapped to reveal beautiful girls; when the cavalry leader uncloaks the Chief, he’s revealed as a Jewish caricature. The Jewish Indian was a standard vaudeville gag at the time, in part the result of Fanny Brice’s hit song on the theme (I’m an Indian).”
Getty Images RLP-36 16mm:
B W 1960s MINNEGASCO (MINNEAPOLIS GAS). Animated cartoon. Wedding, bride and groom get into JUST MARRIED car, harried housewife works in kitchen while lazy insensitive husband hassles her, little American Indian cartoon girl appears, gives the housewife a new gleaming kitchen, this is enough to restore the husband’s ardor.