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The Red Man's View (1909)

An Indian village is forced to leave its land by white settlers, and must make a long and weary journey to find a new home. The settlers make one young Indian woman stay behind. This woman ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith
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Cast

Cast overview:
Owen Moore ... Silver Eagle
Lottie Pickford ... Minnewanna
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Storyline

An Indian village is forced to leave its land by white settlers, and must make a long and weary journey to find a new home. The settlers make one young Indian woman stay behind. This woman is thus separated from her sweetheart, whose elderly father needs his help on the journey ahead. Written by Snow Leopard

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ethnic | native american | See All (2) »

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Short | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1909 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Взгляд краснокожего See more »

Filming Locations:

Mt. Beacon, New York, USA

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Biograph Company See more »
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Silent

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original film was praised by tribal associations and reservation leaders throughout the country when it was released 100 years ago. See more »

Quotes

Silver Eagle's Father, the Tribal Spokesman: Light us on to a better land!
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Connections

Remade as The Red Man's View See more »

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Griffith Chalks Up One for the Indians
12 November 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In a peaceful Indian (aka Native American) village, Owen Moore (he's Silver Eagle) courts squaw Lottie Pickford (she's Minnewanna). Inevitably, white conquerors arrive; at gunpoint, they force the Indian tribe to abandon their land. For nefarious reasons, the conquerors keep lovely Lottie for themselves, sadly separating her from departing sweetheart Moore. Must the Indian sweethearts remain forever apart? (Mary's sister) Lottie Pickford is a beguiling Indian squaw. Director D.W. Griffith's "The Red Man's View " scores points for its point-of-view; however, it remains a relatively weak and unimaginative drama.

**** The Red Man's View (12/9/09) D.W. Griffith ~ Owen Moore, Lottie Pickford, James Kirkwood


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