Vantage Point – “Take a Picture with a Real Indian” (James Luna performance)

Vantage Point – “Take a Picture with a Real Indian” (James Luna performance)


Take a picture with a real Indian. Take a picture with a real Indian here in the middle of America. Anyone else? Next person come on up. Take your picture. Take a picture with a real Indian here on this February night. You can to take two and leave one and you take one home. America likes to name cars and trucks after our tribes. America like to name film festivals after our sacred dances. Take a picture with a real Indian. Take a picture with a real Indian. America like romance more than they like the truth. Take a picture with a real Indian in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Take a picture with a real Indian in [xx] Pueblo in New Mexico. Take a picture on Skid Row in Oklahoma City with [xx]. Take a picture with a real Indian.

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  1. When seeing others say Obama is a mild stone for progressing, only made me lower and shake my head. Hard to believe their either forgetting, or plain avoidance upon the tribes across the lands story that took place.
    JC Wolf

  2. Eloquent, poetic and fascinating. Luna's performance merges two worlds that are still colliding in an awkward relationship between the objectifier and the objectified; between the oppressor and the oppressed; between money and moneyless; between capitalism and nature; between disrespect and dignity.

  3. Hi,

    This video helped me to prepare for my Culture and Performance class's final exam. Thank you! 🙂 It was an awesome class.

  4. the man is amazing! what a different concept of art, he's brave and defies the racism stereotypes created by those who have not evolved spiritually, nice to meet you Mr. Luna ;-D

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