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3.36  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  9 reviews
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Indians is an angry, engrossing play that condemns the inhuman treatment of the natives of North America at the hands of white exploiters.

The hero is Sitting Bull. His message - delivered to Buffalo Bill, is the dramatic representation of 19th-century land aggrandizers -

"You took from us by force what you could have obtained by love. We didn't need
Published October 1971 by Bantam Books (first published January 1st 1965)
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Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: students of theater & performance
Shelves: plays, politics, history
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - March 19, 2012

A wk or so ago, my g-friend Amy & I were sitting around at nite, bored, & she proposed that we go into our personal library, that I hold her & prevent her from knocking into things, while she walked thru the library w/ her eyes closed & picked out a bk to become "our bk" in the way that people have an "our song" etc.. We did this & she picked Kopit's Indians & Mary Manning's Passages from
Feb 01, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: drama
A fast, entertaining, and thought-provoking read. Decent reading level for 9th/10th grade (only one potentially censorable scene involving a suggestion of sexual violence). Very good potential for literature/history connection exploring the fate of the native americans. Major themes include the ineluctability of westward expansion, the psychology of domination (the white man's burden, dehumanization of "the other") and defeat/submission (Sitting Bull reduced to playing himself in Buffalo Bill's ...more
Dane Cobain
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Indians is an intriguing play from the pen of a writer I’d never heard of before, but who I’ll certainly be looking into in the future. Kopit’s play is about the American Wild West, and it follows the fascinating story of Buffalo Bill and Chief Sitting Bull and chops and changes through time to tell it. It might sound confusing, but it’s done to perfection, and I really enjoyed reading it. I totally recommend it!
Brian McCann
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So powerful. Information is devastating what our forefathers did. Love how it is structured. Reading the play -- I would guess-- has a much different impact than seeing it. I imagine it was a spectacle on stage!
May 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this.
May 10, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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it's just about Buffalo Bill Cody's Life and his conflict with native Americans
It could be a good western movie, but a play? i don't think so...
ßlåçk Prîñçé
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Bobby Sullivan
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Further confirmation that high school American history class whitewashed a lot that we as a nation choose to ignore. European "settlers" we're absolutely barbaric to the native people they encountered in North America. Indefensible.
Elinaz Ys
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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بوفالو بیل: شما واقعا معتقدید که بوفالوها برمیگردن؟ یک برگشت سحرآمیز؟
سیتینگ بول: بی شباهت به بازگشت مسیح نیست.، شاید مفیدتر از اون.
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Arthur Lee Kopit (born May 10, 1937, New York City) is an American playwright. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist (Indians and Wings) and a three-time Tony Award nominee: Best Play, Indians, 1970; Best Play, Wings, 1979; and Best Book of a Musical, for Nine, 1982. He won the Vernon Rice Award (now known as the Drama Desk Award) in 1962 for his play Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the ...more
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