OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Plumes et Pacotilles: Une exposition sur les symboles l'indianit - Guide des ressources is the French version of Fluffs and Feathers: An Exhibit on the Symbols of Indianness â€“ A Resource Guide. It offers an important introduction to the way First Nations and Native Americans are portrayed in popular culture. Written by Mohawk scholar Deborah Doxtator, Plumes et Pacotilles details the ways in which Native People have been categorized, displayed, portrayed, and exploited by Western culture and advertising. Plumes et Pacotilles offers a sample of the range of images used to portray â€œIndiansâ€ in historical and contemporary North American society. The ideas of Indianness, the use of Indians as a cultural resource, the portrayal of Indians in moves and literature, and the depiction of Indians in history texts are all areas for analysis. The use and impact of these symbols on contemporary Native and non-native cultures are detailed. The Woodland Cultural Centre, a Native-owned museum in Ontario, first issued this important work in 1983. Museum staff developed the Plumes et Pacotilles exhibition as a way to explore the ideas of the â€œIndianâ€ from a First Nation's perspective. The book contains an extensive bibliography about stereotyping. Plumes et Pacotilles is recommended for high school and university/college Native Studies courses and anyone interested in understanding stereotypes and racism. Suggested resource for Grade 10 Aboriginal Peoples in Canada course, Ontario Ministry of Education Course Profile.