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Friday, 17 April 2009

Buffalo Bill and the Indian Dance

In researching my upcoming novel, "It's High Noon, Boyo " which is a crime novel set in 1904 South Wales and featuring Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Circus I came across this historic footage shot by the Edison Company. It is reported to be the first time Native Americans were caught on movie film.

"According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film and others shot on the same day featured Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and constitutes the American Indian's first appearance before a motion picture camera." - Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division."

3 comments:

David Cranmer said...

I didn't know this existed. Very, very interesting.

Charles Gramlich said...

Oh Wow! that is something else.

ARCHAVIST said...

Isn't in incredible.