We can learn from the images and writings of the time... This site provides an extensive digital collection of original photographs and documents about the Northwest Coast and Plateau Indian cultures, complemented by essays written by anthropologists, historians, and teachers about both particular tribes and cross-cultural topics. These cultures have occupied, and in some cases still live in parts of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Maps are available that show traditional territories or reservation boundaries.
The first moment of conflict of the film—when Valerian and Licht mistakenly kidnap Roger, thinking he is George Kaplan—is the first moment of dramatic irony. Before the viewer even has the knowledge that George Kaplan is a decoy, and as such does not exist, we know that Roger Thornhill is not him, and see the moment of mistaken identity as an elaborate misunderstanding. While Valerian and Licht mistake Thornhill's flagging down the hotel attendant as a sign that he is "Kaplan," we know that he is merely flagging down the attendant so that he can get in touch with his mother. Thus, the circuitous plot begins, with the audience aligned with Roger and aware of the truth.