Chakotay

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==Walking Stereotype==
 
==Walking Stereotype==
Chakotay embodies just about every Hollywood stereotype concerning American Indians there is.  He is supposed to be Mayan, yet he pursues vision quests and believes in animal spirit guides<ref>[http://sfdebris.com/voyager/video/v806.asp VOY "The Cloud"]</ref>.  People use a medicine wheel and coyote stones <ref>[http://sfdebris.com/voyager/e813.asp VOY "Cathexis"]</ref> to try and heal him.  He insists on not even scanning a burial site to avoid violating its "sanctity"<ref>[http://sfdebris.com/voyager/video/v809.asp VOY "Emanations"]</ref>.  Hawks are sacred symbols of his people and messengers of the spirits, etc.  Just as [[Neelix]] takes every opportunity to tell stupid personal anecdotes, Chakotay is always ready with one of the "sacred legends of his people".  And to make it all even worse, this was apparently all programmed into American Indian genetics by alien visitors thousands of years ago<ref>[http://sfdebris.com/voyager/e825.asp VOY "Tattoo"]</ref>.
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Chakotay embodies just about every Hollywood stereotype concerning American Indians there is.  He is supposed to be Mayan, yet he pursues vision quests and believes in animal spirit guides<ref>[http://sfdebris.com/voyager/video/v806.asp VOY "The Cloud"]</ref>.  People use a medicine wheel and coyote stones <ref>[http://sfdebris.com/voyager/video/e813.asp VOY "Cathexis"]</ref> to try and heal him.  He insists on not even scanning a burial site to avoid violating its "sanctity"<ref>[http://sfdebris.com/voyager/video/v809.asp VOY "Emanations"]</ref>.  Hawks are sacred symbols of his people and messengers of the spirits, etc.  Just as [[Neelix]] takes every opportunity to tell stupid personal anecdotes, Chakotay is always ready with one of the "sacred legends of his people".  And to make it all even worse, this was apparently all programmed into American Indian genetics by alien visitors thousands of years ago<ref>[http://sfdebris.com/voyager/e825.asp VOY "Tattoo"]</ref>.
  
 
If [[Star Trek: Voyager|Voyager]] had gone on longer, its entirely possible the writers would have had him open a casino next to Neelix's galley.
 
If [[Star Trek: Voyager|Voyager]] had gone on longer, its entirely possible the writers would have had him open a casino next to Neelix's galley.

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