Presentation House Gallery
The Polygon Gallery
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9

Indian Princesses and Cowgirls: Stereotypes from the Frontier

Representing the stereotypes of ‘Indian princesses’ and ‘cowgirls’, this exhibition offers a selection of historical images from the turn of the century to mid 20th century, derived from North American popular culture (archival photographs, posters, postcards and more).

Joint lecture by curators Marilyn Burgess and Gail Guthrie Valaskakis, Saturday, September 6, 2 pm, followed by a reception.

Road Trip West: Seven Concession Stands, Performance poignantly addresses the more personal issue entailed by colonial racism and racist representations. By creating a story-based journey through a present-day landscape of racial segregation and gender inequality, Belmore connects the stereotype of cowgirl and Indian princess and shows them to be two sides of the same coin.

PHG touring exhibition.

  • Gallery Invitation