As I noted in the KIT CARSON pages, for a stretch there in the early 1950s, the western comics in BOYS' LIFE magazine sure had a lot of violence and killing, while consistently casting Native American Indians as thieves and killers.
That all started to change when the Johnstone & Cushing 8-page color comics supplement debuted. Like THE UNTOUCHABLES in its 4th season, both Indians and violence in general began to vanish, before KIT CARSON disappeared entirely. Meanwhile, the month the color comics section started, one of the brand-new features was a comics series that portrayed American Indians in a far more positive light. MOG-AN-AH The Mound Builder, by Irving Crump, based on a book from 1931, focused on a pair of Indian tribes, one peace-loving, and the other war-like.
MOG-AN-AH The Mound Builder
September 1952 / Episode 1 / ["The Wolf Slayer"] Part 1
story by Irving Crump / art by ??
November 1952 / Episode 3 / ["The Wolf Slayer"] Part 3
December 1952 / Episode 4 / ["The Cougar Hunt"] Part 1
January 1953 / Episode 5 / ["The Cougar Hunt"] Part 2
March 1953 / Episode 7 / ["The Deer Hunt"] Part 1
April 1953 / Episode 8 / ["The Deer Hunt"] Part 2
May 1953 / Episode 9 / ["The Deer Hunt"] Part 3
Copyright (C) 1953 by Boys' Life magazine
Raw scan of the 1931 book from the Trussel.com site
Raw scans of the comic from the Boys' Life / Wayback Machine website
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
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