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Contemporary Art Week!


Lost silent film with all-Native American cast found

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 Native American people.

the daughter of Rowena Ravenclaw.

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My cousin lost her dog this weekend at the Creekside Dog Park in Tonawanda. His name is Zain and he’s a brown and white border collie and usually comes when called. As someone who lost a pet before I know how awful this can feel so *please* reblog this post and spread the news. If you see him you please call 716-946-9645 or 716-906-7003

Please help Zain get home.

My computer science professor just told us an anecdote about how she was hacked when she set her password to the same as her username and I’m just like


isn’t that like common sense not to do that?

and why is someone without that common sense employed to teach us about computers?

"Let everything happen to you, Beauty and terror. Just keep going, No feeling is final."

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