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"What Made the Red Man Red" is a song from Disney's Peter Pan. It is sung by the Indian Chief and the Indian chorus.

Lyrics

Why does he ask you, "How?"
Why does he ask you, "How?"
Once the Injun didn't know
All the things that he know now
But the Injun, he sure learn a lot
And it's all from asking, "How?"
Hana Mana Ganda
Hana Mana Ganda
We translate for you
Hana means what mana means
And ganda means that, too

When did he first say, "Ugh!"
When did he first say, "Ugh!"
In the Injun book it say
When first brave married squaw
He gave out with heap big ugh
When he saw his Mother-in-Law

What made the red man red?
What made the red man red?

Let's go back a million years
To the very first Injun prince
He kissed a maid and start to blush
And we've all been blushin' since

You've got it right from the headman
The real true story of the red man
No matter what's been written or said
Now you know why the red man's red!

Trivia

  • This song is very controversial due to the racist stereotypes of the Native Americans. As a result, in the Disney Jr. stage musical version, it was replaced by "What Makes the Brave Man Brave"
    • Surprisingly, this was not the only song that had stereotypical/racist views of Native Americans. The other one was Savages from Pocahontas, though that was done intentionally to highlight the theme of racial tensions and prejudice.

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Media

Films: Peter Pan | Return to Never Land | Tink | Video
Television: House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time
Specials: The Walt Disney Christmas Show
Video Games: Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep | Peter Pan: Adventures in Never Land | Peter Pan: The Legend of Never Land | Disney Universe | Kinect Disneyland Adventures | Epic Mickey series | Disney's Villains' Revenge
Books: Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book

Disney Parks

Adventure Isle | Back to Never Land | Disney Animation Building | It's a Small World | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Peter Pan's Flight | Skull Rock | Storybook Land Canal Boats
Entertainment: Cinderella's Surprise Celebration | Disney's Believe | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Dream Along with Mickey | Fantasmic! | Fantasy in the Sky | Following the Leader with Peter Pan | Magic, Music and Mayhem | Make a Wish: Peter Pan to the Rescue | Once Upon a Time | One Man's Dream | One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On! | Peter Pan El Rescate | Villains Tonight!
Restaurants: Captain Hook's Galley
Parade: Disney Cinema Parade | Disney Magic on Parade | Festival of Fantasy Parade | Jubilation! | Main Street Electrical Parade | Mickey's Soundsational Parade | Paint The Night Parade | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Halloween: Happy Hallowishes | Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Villains World | Villains Mix and Mingle | Villains Night Out!

Characters

Peter Pan: Peter Pan | Peter Pan's Shadow | Tinker Bell | Wendy Darling | John Darling | Micheal Darling | George Darling | Mary Darling | Nana | Captain Hook | Mr. Smee | Pirate Crew | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Lost Boys | Indian Chief | Tiger Lily | Indians | Mermaids | Fairies
Return to Never Land: Edward | Jane | Danny | Nana II | Octopus

Locations

London | Bloomsbury, England, UK | Nursery | Big Ben | Neverland | The Jolly Roger | Mermaid Lagoon | Skull Rock | Indian Camp | Hangman's Tree

Songs

Peter Pan: The Second Star to the Right | You Can Fly | A Pirate's Life | Following the Leader | What Made the Red Man Red? | Your Mother and Mine | The Elegant Captain Hook | Never Smile at a Crocodile
Return to Never Land: I'll Try | So to Be One of Us

Objects

Pixie Dust | Alarm Clock | Captain Hook's Hooks | Bomb

Spin-offs

Disney Fairies | Jake and the Never Land Pirates

See Also

Disney Sing Along Songs: You Can Fly!

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