Far from the clichés seen in westerns
Indians or native Americans? In recent times, the collective name of the American indigenous people has been debated vigorously. At High Chaparral we have followed the debate with great interest, but for some historical reasons, we have chosen to continue using the word Indian in our shows. The bareback-riding natives clad in buckskin and feathered headdresses we see in popular culture came from tribes like the Sioux, Cheyenne, Comanche, Apache and Crow. When Europeans colonised North America, they sadly brought with them practices and diseases that took the lives of many natives. Some tribes were driven to the point of extinction and others were forced onto reservations with wretched living conditions. Today, there are an estimated 2.5 million Indians in North America, many of whom still live on reservations.
If you are looking for a good insight into the historical culture of Indians, be sure not to miss our Indian Show.Do not miss our Indian Show.