wooden Indian


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wooden Indian

n.
A cigar-store Indian.

wood′en In′dian


n.
a carved wooden statue of a standing American Indian, formerly placed before a cigar store as an advertisement.
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I might go so far as to suggest that the lack of criticism on female Aboriginal humorists may suggest that we are not quite willing, or able, to accommodate comedy into our definition of "Native woman." Or, to put it differently, if the stoic, wooden Indian stereotype still haunts our work, the spectre is probably not a man.
She started wearing make-up and smoked stolen Marlboros when she was thirteen years old, she tells the wooden Indian man, in this world they no longer owned or belonged to.
Clay Henry is the third goat to be elected mayor and won ahead of his rivals - a wooden Indian and a dog called Clyde.
Hafez Assad, "I went to Geneva and felt like a wooden Indian doing your bidding.
Whatever its emotional source, perhaps embarrassment, perhaps derision, the laughter itself calls into question the notion of the unemotional, wooden Indian, as does the bite that occasioned it.
Despite the homey stage set of lamps and a wooden Indian and a new album to promote, this is hippie nostalgia: In a 30-song show, one-third of the songs were already concert staples when they appeared on the 1972 live set "Four Way Street" and only one of the songs performed in the main set -- Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" -- was written between 1972 and 1998.
Even as a boy he notes the separation between his inner and outer selves: inside he rages with ambition and impatience; outside he is as impassive as the wooden Indian at the door of his father's store.