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Old December 31 2012, 09:48 PM   #1
The Overlord
Was Chakotay a stereotype?

It seemed like there were a lot of times where Chakotay would act like a Native American stereotype.

Look at this quote from Basics Part 2:

""Trapped on a barren planet, and you're stuck with the only Indian in the universe who can't start a fire by rubbing two sticks together."

And that's hardly the only time he acts this way. It seems odd to me that Native America spirituality is seen in the 24th century, but you never see Christianity or Islam mentioned much, if at all. Janeway is white and has an America accent, but she doesn't talk about Jesus all the time, so why does Chakotay mention the Sky Spirits almost all the time. That just seems to be part of the stereotyping.
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