The Indian Actors Association was formed around 1936 and was a non-profit Hollywood based organization. They formed after and were influenced by the War Paint Club, an organization meant to protect rights of Native American actors. Additionally, driven by the Hollywood practice of casting non-native actors as Indians in films, the Native actors working in Los Angeles at the time seized their opportunity to establish a pool of “authentic” Indian actors to work in film. Their goal was also to keep Indian portrayals and culture from being misrepresented or warped. The Indian Actors Association fought for equality and employment for Indian actors at a time when they were not seen as important or equal. The country’s economic depression and the Western movie hiatus left many Indian actors unemp

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  • The Indian Actors Association was formed around 1936 and was a non-profit Hollywood based organization. They formed after and were influenced by the War Paint Club, an organization meant to protect rights of Native American actors. Additionally, driven by the Hollywood practice of casting non-native actors as Indians in films, the Native actors working in Los Angeles at the time seized their opportunity to establish a pool of “authentic” Indian actors to work in film. Their goal was also to keep Indian portrayals and culture from being misrepresented or warped. The Indian Actors Association fought for equality and employment for Indian actors at a time when they were not seen as important or equal. The country’s economic depression and the Western movie hiatus left many Indian actors unemployed, which caused depression and poverty on the reservations resulting in many Indians looking for employment elsewhere. (en)
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  • The Indian Actors Association was formed around 1936 and was a non-profit Hollywood based organization. They formed after and were influenced by the War Paint Club, an organization meant to protect rights of Native American actors. Additionally, driven by the Hollywood practice of casting non-native actors as Indians in films, the Native actors working in Los Angeles at the time seized their opportunity to establish a pool of “authentic” Indian actors to work in film. Their goal was also to keep Indian portrayals and culture from being misrepresented or warped. The Indian Actors Association fought for equality and employment for Indian actors at a time when they were not seen as important or equal. The country’s economic depression and the Western movie hiatus left many Indian actors unemp (en)
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  • Indian Actors Association (en)
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