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"The Romance of A Vanishing Race" features three historic films produced in the early 1900's. Recently discovered among the lost treasures of the National Archives, these provide unparalled, authentic moving images of the lifestyles, tribal ceremonies, dress, and traditions of American Indians as they actually lived in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th century.

The first two films, "The Romance of the Vanishing Race" and "Rodman Wanamaker Expedition of Citizenship to the North American Indian", with respective running times of 29 and 26 minutes, were shot by Joseph R. Dixon. They include footage of the Last Great Indian Council in 1909 with more than twenty tribal chiefs in the first film and the message of hope and belonging shared by Rodman Wanamaker in his tour to numerous tribes in 1913.

The final film, "Winter Farm Life on a Crow Reservation" with a running time of 8 minutes, highlights a visit by France's Marshal Ferdinand Foch, supreme commander of the allied armies of WWI, to the crow reservation in the winter time. With the addition of narrative and an original musical score, these silent films with footage from 1909 to 1921 have been preserved and are readily accessible.

Running Time
66 mins
Nb videos
3 videos included