Monday, October 14, 2013

The Invaders (1912)

This is a very western that actually shows a great deal of sympathy with Native Americans.  It is a story of broken treaties.  I was either directed by Francis Ford or Thomas H. Ince, or possible co-directed by the two.  It feature Luther Standing Bear (that in Mato Nanji in Lakota) and numerous other Oglala Sioux.  It also features Anna Little, the one actor in the film playing a native role who was not Oglala, although she, like me, was part Native American.  So the native cast here is completely authentic, unlike what you find in later westerns coming out of Hollywood.  This is here today to protest the continuing celebration any where here in the New World of "Columbus Day."

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