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I have opened J.F. Peto's 1904/6 A Closet Door, to reveal popular images about EuroAmerica's relationship to Native Americans, a fantasy of contamination and invasion ironically enacted upon the body of America such as a painting of a Native American attack on a settler woman, (The Death of Jane McCrea, John Vanderlyn, 1804).*


*Next to it is a title from a Jimmie Durham artwork, "Savage Attacks On White Women, As Usual." Other images include film stills, advertizing posters, and A Dash For The Timber, 1889, Frederic Remington's painting of cowboys fleeing a band of "marauding" Indians. The Lone Ranger and Tonto, that archetypal "noble savage,"–subdued and loyal–hover between fore- and background.