Did I ever say it was Game of Thrones? These things matter my friend, ain't we supposed to have sympathy for one another, some empathy maybe?
Did you read the link? have you ever considered how those underboot of the US feel about constantly being portrayed as inhuman obstacles to Anglo Expansion even in a kid's show? That you can't even escape the soft racism in "escapist" media is a testament to why these things should be discussed.
Amongst other things the theme of land theft and the way Native Americans are portrayed. The damn buffalo aren't just "Native" like they are native stereotypes. Worse yet the episodes paints the conflict as equally the buffaloes fault when the settlers moreor less take land that isn't theirs, futher more they don't need it. They can always go back to Canterlot, Ponyville etc. It's not the worst thing in the world but man this episode was rough,
I think you're looking WAY too deep into a children show about talking ponies. I liked this episode because it teaches a lesson that's very important in real life: Learn to communicate peacefully with others that cause a conflict for you. Something that our governments don't seem to realize...I think. I don't know, I don't pay attention to what the U.S is doing to try and get attention.
I don't think so, Land Theft has been an ongoing narrative in the americas for the last 500 years. The narrative that Natives are savage animals has only been reformed since the late 70's as the "gentler" noble savage stereotype which is just as damaging!
"Learn to communicate peacefully with others that cause a conflict for you. Something that our governments don't seem to realize..." You say this but in the episode the Settler Ponies are completely at fault, they don't need this land, they can go to Ponyville, Canterlot, Manehattan or a new town in Equestrian territory! The narrative that says the Invader's demands are equal to the Invaded is part of the problem here. Luckily they rarely ever go back to these characters, they are just insulting to watch. As the article states they aren't just analogues they are Stereotypical "Plains" Natives but just as dehumanized.
Ack! Perfect! I really like the designs here. (Apple on the back of the vest, nice touch. Also, Little Strongheart's hair I just really like) I also like all the nervous energy about Braeburn. It's just great