The exhibit Stereotyping Native America features turn of the 20th Century stereographs of Native Americans from the UCR/CMP’s Keystone-Mast collection, photographs from the Adam Clark Vroman collection, as well as a mural by Ben Benashley, a White Mountain Apache student at Sherman Indian High School in Riverside. The goal of the exhibit is to showcase how, around the turn of the 20th century, photographic convention dictated Native Americans be portrayed according to mainstream American typologies. Natives were represented as noble hunters and squaws; as people who lived in teepees; and as people who wore feathers, buckskins and beads. Christie Time Firtha, curator of the exhibition, has researched and gathered these turn of the century stereographs in which the subjects smirk and tug at uncomfortable clothing while natives in the background and corners of the frames wear calico dresses. She has also found stereos in which Iroquois are portrayed as living in teepees, and Inuit pejoratively referred to as Eskimos (which means raw meat eaters or blood drinkers) are shown posed at the entrance of plaster igloos. Set against Adam Clark Vroman’s then contemporary work, which defies American impulses to stereotype natives, the exhibit contextualizes the stereographs’—or should I say stereotypes’—staged versions of mainstream America’s representations of Indian identity in hopes of opening up community dialogue about the historical and contemporary prevalence and power of stereotyped images of ethnicity in American cultural life.