“One might respond that Glass’ contrast to his more aggressively colonial European brothers only goes to show that he is actually an exception to the settler colonial rule, and that settler viewers have something to learn from his avowed allyship with the lives and lifeways of Indigenous peoples. Yet it is precisely this narrative contrast that constitutes a signature form of settler nativism, whereby settlers “retroactively narrate colonial relations as kin relations, in a way that at once assuages settler guilt/responsibility and grants settlers peace with themselves by implying that they bear a genealogical relationship to the peoples whose lands they never leave” (Morgensen, pp. 183-4). As the seeming exception, Glass merely reinforces the rule.”

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