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Collection Creator:
National Film and Sound Archive (Australia)  Search this
1 Film reel (10 minutes, toned black-and-white silent; 700 feet, 35mm)
Archival materials
Film reels
Scope and Contents:
Incomplete edited film made by Selig Polyscope dramatizes a story of Indians hunting a bear. They arrive at an isolated settler's cabin where they find alcohol. Drunk, they set fire to the cabin and barn, unaware that a woman had been accidentally locked in the barn and her daughter was hiding just outside it. While working in the forest, the woman's husband senses trouble and returns home, just in time to save his family from the flames. Legacy Keywords: Indians of North America ; Alcohol drunkenness ; Fire depicted ; Farm life ; Western states (U.S.) ; North America ; United States
Local Number:
HSFA 1994.14.6
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives