The Indian that Came to Dinner [first page]
[A18 no.140 c. 2 inside back cover]

Gilbert Shelton
FEDS 'N' HEADS. Austin, Tex.: G. Shelton, c1968.

This counter-culture, underground comic book compiles a series of stories illustrated with black and white drawings, on topics that range from the adventures of "Those Fabulous Freak Brothers," to "If I Wuz a Hell's Angel."

The story entitled "The Indian that Came to Dinner," presents a satirized portrayal of an American Indian.

In honor of "National Bring an Indian Home to Dinner Week" a white couple entertains a nameless Indian who kills the family dog and serves the animal as dinner.

The Indian also solves the problem of poor color quality for the couple's new television set by having his hosts eat a few special plants he brought from home.

These plants turn the entire neighborhood (and the pages of the comic book) into a kaleidoscope of colors.

Here, then, is a deliberately simplified portrayal of the American Indian as a drug-loving individual with limited intelligence, who is happy with his scanty clothes and shiftless lifestyle.

The Indian that Came to Dinner [last page]
[A18 no.140 c. 2 back cover]

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