EventsComanches Representing Comanches in Film: A Discussion with Dr. Dustin Tahmahkera

Comanches Representing Comanches in Film: A Discussion with Dr. Dustin Tahmahkera

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Learn more about the legacy of the Comanche as represented in Western films with Professor Dustin Tahmahkera, an enrolled citizen of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma and direct descendant of Chief Quanah Parker. Tahmahkera recently co-wrote and narrated a TED-Ed film about Parker. He also wrote the book "Tribal Television: Viewing Native People in Sitcoms." His forthcoming book is "Cinematic Comanches: Representing in the Media Borderlands." 

Currently, Tahmahkera is a 2020-2021 TDMH Fellow in the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Illinois, where he is training in digital music production and cross-genre sampling to construct an experimental research soundtrack for his manuscript and digital site "Becoming Sound: Sonic Quests of Healing in Indian Country."

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