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Is “The Searchers” portrayal of Native Americans problematic

While it was an incredibly influential film, "The Searchers" is also quite controversial. Many critics have accused the film of racism, but does John Ford's magnum opus really hate Native Americans? Sure, the film definitely has some problems, but overall, "The Searchers" is an indictment against racism and a daring reevaluation of the American West.