Pass That Peace Pipe

"Why can't we all just get along?"

"Pass that peace pipe, bury that tomahawk/Like those Chichamecks, Cherokees,/Chapultepec's do..."
Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 17, 2017
Category: Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940s, Native Americans

Interesting trivia: this song, from the movie "Good News", was nominated for the Oscar for best song in 1948. It lost to "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" from the movie "Song of the South". No stereotypes in that film, either, right? Oscars info at
Posted by Fritz G in Soudan Level 27 on 06/17/17 at 07:48 AM
Not only is the vocal performance so-so, the song itself is a real steaming pile, even if you overlook all the racism. Showing again why the Oscars are pretty much meaningless-just people handing out awards to themselves.
Posted by Keith Elliott in Realityville, USA on 06/17/17 at 10:39 AM
It all depends on what's in that peace pipe. Probably not what we smoked as teens.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 06/19/17 at 11:17 AM
Even more questionable is this song by Irving Berlin, in Annie Get Your Gun.
Posted by Phred22 on 06/22/17 at 07:33 PM

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