The Daughter of Dawn

The Daughter of Dawn, an 80-minute film shot in July of 1920 in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

It was unique in the annals of silent film 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.

 

 

 

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