Broken Arrow was actually the start of James Stewart’s return to the western genre. His first western was Destry Rides Again in 1939 and he waited for over 10 years to do another. After that he did them quite regularly.
Broken Arrow was made first, but held up over a year before release so Winchester 73 was actually Stewart’s official return to the west. But both films had a lasting impact on his career.
This is the story of Army Captain Tom Jeffords who with a simple act of kindness started a peace process with the Apaches led by their charismatic leader Cochise. Jeffords, a veteran of the Union Army and the frontier wars is heartily sick of the slaughter he’s witnessed and participated in. He finds an Indian boy who’s been wounded by whites and he tends to them and heals him.
One thing leads to another and pretty soon Jeffords finds himself in the camp of Cochise with whom he strikes up a friendship. He also woos and wins an Apache maid named Sonseehray. Jeffords and Cochise with General Oliver O. Howard make a treaty with the Apache, at least most of them.
Broken Arrow did a lot for James Stewart, but even more for Jeff Chandler who plays Cochise. Cochise was a man in his late 60s when this was really taking place, but Chandler in his prematurely gray hair, portrays him well. Chandler got an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Cochise.
Jeffords and Cochise are men of good will and decency who see an honest peace as the only answer. Of course both have to contend with people who won’t or can’t accept peace with the other race. It’s those people and what they do break the peace that is the rest of Broken Arrow’s story.
Delmar Daves is a good director of western films and in fact did another film about the U.S. government trying to make peace with another Indian tribe, the Modocs in Oregon, in the film Drumbeat. He gets good results out of the rest of the cast. Note the performances of Will Geer as an Indian hating rancher, Debra Paget as Sonseehray, and Basil Ruysdael as General Howard.
The screenplay was done by Albert Maltz of the Hollywood Ten. How ironic that Maltz was blacklisted after this film. I suppose a film about peace between the races and good will towards one’s fellow men was highly subversive.
Broken Arrow was given much acclaim for being the first film to express the view that Indians were something more than bloodthirsty savages. That’s not exactly true, other films around that time started saying the same thing. Nevertheless Broken Arrow’s message is an eternal one.
Says so in the Scriptures if I’m not mistaken.
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Arrow tattoo is one of the most popular designs in tattoo art. It is also the most preferred design for tattoo enthusiasts since a long time. These tattoo designs are very simple, which is the biggest plus point of these designs. Therefore, this tattoo is a good choice for first timers as well.
Designing these types of tattoos cost you very less money. Pain and time involved in designing these tattoos is also very less. Though these tattoos are very simple, it does not mean that these are not attractive.
Arrow type tattoos are highly attractive, so most men and women consider it as the best tattoo option for them.
Arrow type tattoo designs can be done in small or big size. It can also be placed in any location on your body. The location is decided on the basis of the size of the tattoo. Above all, these types of tattoos come with a symbolic meaning, which makes it highly preferable for the tattoo lovers.
Meaning of Arrow Tattoos
Just like all other tattoo designs, arrow tattoos also have symbolic meaning. You must be aware of these meanings before you design your body with an arrow. According to the culture of Native Americans, arrow is considered as the weapon for hunting and protection.
Arrows are used for safeguarding the family and it is a provision of food as well. The Native American culture further says that, two crossed arrows reflect friendship. Therefore, this is the most popular symbol in arrow art designs. Different types of arrow designs represent different things.
However, the basic meaning of this tattoo design is positive.
Arrow represents moving forward even the path is constrained by bow, which stands for struggle in your life. When you pull the bow back, arrow gets released from the bow. In short, bow propels the arrow forward and helps to seek a better thing in life.
Arrow stands for achievements of your goals in your life. You can achieve great things in your life when you overcome all hardships. Arrow also stands for love because it is the weapon of Cupid, who uses it for getting attraction of lovers. In zodiac sign, arrow and bow is the symbol of astrological sign, Sagittarius.
Arrow also represents the symbol of power, strength, masculinity and sense of direction. Whatever may be the circumstances, arrow moves only forward direction. Arrow never looks back.
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Arrow tattoos are formed by creating simple lines, which are designed mostly in black. However, you can also select different colors, if you like. The place of these types of tattoos is determined by the size.
If you select a small sized arrow, you can design it on your finger, ankle, or wrist. Medium sized arrows can be placed on your leg, thigh, arm, chest, shoulder, back or side.
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There are different types of arrow tattoos. You can select one based on its deeper meaning and aesthetic value. Some of the popular arrow type tattoo designs are:
- Single Arrow
This is one of the most widely used designs in arrow tattoos. In a common symbolism, the solitary arrow points towards a direction. Protection from negative forces and evil is the other meaning of a single arrow.
- Two Arrows
As mentioned earlier, two arrows that cross each other reveal friendship. These arrows can be used as a matching tattoo with the best friend of a person. If the two arrows point away from each other, the meaning of this symbol is war.
- Broken Arrow
People craft their body with a broken arrow, which is also very popular. Peacemaking is the meaning of a broken arrow.
- A Bundle of Arrows
Designing body with a bundle of multiple arrows is also very common. Usually, there will be five arrows in a bundle. The arrows bundled together describe the unity and strength. If there is only a single arrow, it can break very easily. But, it is very hard to break a bundle of arrows.
Some people prefer to craft other elements such as anchor, dream catcher, feathers, flowers such as lily, lotus, rose, hearts and diamonds, etc along with the arrow designs. Each of these elements has separate meaning. If you design an arrow that passes through a heart, it shows a broken heart and pain in love.
This is a commonly seen design. If an arrow passes through a diamond, it tells the courage and positivity. This mentality can take a person on the path of success in his/her life. You can also design an arrow along with a Nautical Star or a compass, which represents direction.
Bow with a strung arrow is the other popular design, which tells ready to be shot.
If you design an arrow in conventional black ink, it can recognize easily. However, if you design them with different colors, they become more vibrant and eye-catching. Whatever may be the symbol, design and the meaning, simple yet attractive tattoos have top priority among men and women of all ages.
Some people like to tattoo their body with an arrow to show their positive mentality towards life. Whatever may be the difficulties in life, they want to move forward. Some others design it for showing their friendship. Arrow tattoo is very personal as well as individual.
Therefore, people wish to have one for many varying reasons. You can produce numberless designs from a simple idea of an arrow. There is a straight line in an arrow design. It is a part of geometric pattern. You can also use arrows along with other designs as well.
Some people like to tattoo their body with meaningful quotation. You can simply design an arrow by drawing three lines. However, it can also be very complex and detailed. The meaning becomes complex if you design an infinity symbol along with an arrow.
Arrow tattoos can be designed all over your body. However, the most popular places are wrist, side of ribcage and on a finger. These types of tattoos are very small and unobtrusive. So, you can craft it anywhere in your body.
Thousands of arrow tattoo designs are available today. However, the most popular one are the simplest with few lines in black ink. This is the best one for those who are not familiar with tattoo designs. These are not so expensive and they can be designed quickly.
Though they are simple, they still have deep meaning. Whatever may be your desire, you should select one carefully.
the enchantment of my blue paradise.
to freeze upon my days, love is laughter always.
let me know what follows.
my forgiven hand of hope seems lost.
strength of self brick by brick to build myself a wall of questions.
fate is a non exsitant to the riddle of this life.
but for some reason, the flowers still smell beautiful to me as i grow even more.
Очарование моего синего рая.
Чтобы замерзнуть в мои дни, любовь всегда смех.
Дайте мне знать, что следует.
Моя прощенная рука надежды кажется потерянной.
Кирпич за кирпичом, чтобы построить себе стену вопросов.
Судьба не является сторонником загадки этой жизни.
Но по некоторым причинам, цветы все еще пахнут красивым мне, поскольку я расту еще больше.