Craig Zahler’s directorial debut is a mashup of the western and horror genres. A cowboys and Indians flick where the Indians play into all of the colonialist fears of degenerate, pagan savages. In the not too distant past of America, Native Americans were massacred in the name of Manifest Destiny. When not being slaughtered, American Indians were marginalized, forced to live thousands of miles away from their lands and even subjected to biological weaponry. But none of that matters in Bone Tomahawk. We are given just enough information to justify the violent murder of many members of a degenerate, unnamed tribe. It also helps that the Indians get in a couple of good hits themselves before it is all over.