Halloween is nearly here and many TV shows are unearthing seasonal episodes with spooks and ghouls. One popular plot line is the “Indian burial ground” trope that usually includes characters becoming cursed or haunted because they unwittingly desecrate a Native American burial ground. Join us as we examine shows and movies that rely on exaggerated or just plain wrong interpretations of Native culture. Where did the fascination with Indian burial grounds come from? What are some other myths that movies perpetuate?
Edwin Whitewolf (Comanche) – doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin
Pierre Barrera (Klamath/Lakota) actor and director
email your scary stories to Pierre Barrera: scaryrezstories AT gmail.com
Break Music: Monster Mash (song) Black Lodge (artist) Kids’ Pow-Wow Songs (album)