German Romanticising of the American Indian: A Brief History of the German Hobbyist Scenes

Hillah Culman, College of the Atlantic

Central Europe: Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Culture


I have constructed this paper to first give some history and background as to how the great German enthusiasm for things Native American or “Indian” developed. I will also discuss (1) the fake Native American, (2) German women who are in love with Native American men, and (3) the German hobbyist.