While the tribe in this is somewhat representative of stereotypes from the time, I really do give Keaton credit for making it clear from the beginning that they are the ones being wronged. Remember that this was during a time in which movie Indians were often portrayed as the villains (we even saw this in Roscoe Arbuckle's OUT WEST), so I think that it is very nice to see that Keaton was willing to look from the other side's perspective. Even though they're chasing Keaton at first, we at least can understand their mistrust of him.
As for the short itself, I think that it's really good. There are lots of really good comedic bits in there. I really like Keaton joining the war dance and later on when he tries to conduct it. It's also funny how at first it seems like Keaton is running away from the tribe, but in reality he is still trying to catch bugs. Again, a good example of Keaton's ability to play with our minds. Another moment I found really funny was when Keaton captured one of the oil company members and the man suddenly gave him his toupee. I don't really understand why he did it, but it was so unexpected that I couldn't help but laugh. Once again, we also have some very thrilling chases throughout the short.
My only real complaint with this short is the love interest, mostly because she feels very forced into it. While the love interests tended not to play that important of roles in Keaton's shorts, they at least had some sort of presence throughout. This one only appears three times in the short and in as little as possible (ironic, considering that their relationship technically lasts longer than the ones in most of Keaton's shorts). I feel that they could have avoided this altogether. Regardless, I still really like this short.
9 out of 10