The Daughter of Dawn, an 80-minute feature film, was shot in July of 1920 in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, southwest Oklahoma. It was unique in the annals of silent film (or talkies, for that matter) for having a cast of 300 Comanches and Kiowas who brought their own clothes, horses, tipis, everyday props and who told their story without a single reference to the United States Cavalry. It was a love story, a four-person star-crossed romance that ends with the two main characters together happily ever after. There are two buffalo hunt sequences with actual herds of buffalo being chased down by hunters on bareback just as they had done on the Plains 50 years earlier.
The male lead was played by White Parker; another featured female role was played by Wanada Parker. They were the son and daughter of the powerful Comanche chief Quanah Parker, the last of the free Plains Quahadi Comanche warriors. He never lost a battle to United States forces, but, his people sick and starving, he surrendered at Fort Sill in 1875. Quanah was the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, the daughter of Euro-American settlers who had grown up in the tribe after she was kidnapped as a child by the Comanches who killed her parents. She was the model for Stands With a Fist in Dances with Wolves.
You can watch the first ten minutes of the film here. It is over 90 years old, and was produced by, directed by, and stars only Native American people.
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"i want ciel phantomhive’s wardrobe"
me too buddy
I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THE EFFIEL TOWN ONE AND I ALMOST CHOKED ON MY SPIT
you who swallowed a falling star, oh heartless man, your heart shall soon be mine.
Made a palette, doodled a Sam
24 Day Studio Ghibli Challenge: Day 7 → A Home
Howl’s Moving Castle. It’s the perfect home. It’s beautiful, able to fly, go anywhere, and it remains unfound. You could live where you wanted to without having the trouble of actually moving your things from one place to another; your house moves there instead! The thing about living in a moving castle with a wizard is if you need more room; bam! You have it. Its walls are damaged? It’s fixed. It’s a 5 star home, really.
He hurt Rin