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Amazing, rare and heartfelt tribute to Native American tribes. Footage dating back to 1895, with rare vintage audio recording of Native American music.

American history including the oldest known clip of Native Americans on film, a clip of Sioux Native Americans performing the Buffalo Dance at Thomas Edison's Black Maria Studio in New Jersey. The film Ghost Dance also features, created on the same day, September 24, 1895.

Other films featured include Hopi Native Americans greeting TR and clips from the Chicago World's Fair in 1933.

It also shows 3 Native American feature films, White Fawn's Devotion, The Invaders and Last Of The Mohicans.

White Fawn's Devotion was the earliest film directed by a Native American, James Young Deer.

The old audio clip was recorded in 1895 by Alice Cunningham and Francis La Flesche. The song is 'He'dewachi' Dance Song and it is traditionally played at ceremonies which celebrate warriors.

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