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Hollywood has always been a fantasy land, but nowhere is this more sadly evident than in its on-screen depiction of Native Americans. Watch reruns of F Troop on Nick at Nite and notice that the Hekawi tribe featured such authentic guest Indians as Don Rickles, Phil Harris, and Milton Berle. Of course, the “real” Hekawis were portrayed by Italians, Jews, and anyone of generally swarthy demeanor whose ancestors weren’t here before Columbus. Hanay Geiogamah, Sandra Sunrising Osawa, Joanelle Nadine Romero, and moderator Rick Hill will discuss this sorry situation in “Hollywood Images of Native Americans and the Native Response”; in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s “American Indian Heritage Month.” At 6:30 p.m. at the National Museum of Natural History’s Baird Auditorium, 10th & Constitution Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 357-2700. (Dave Nuttycombe)