Sunday Matinee Films - Three Films

Event Details

Date: May 04, 2014

Time: 01:30 pm to 03:00 pm

Location: Tom Gilcrease Jr. Auditorium

Cost: Free with admission

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700


These three historic motion pictures of Native Americans and their life-style in the early 1900s feature tribal chiefs who participated in the Last Great Indian Council and several who fought at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Originally produced on 35mm film, this priceless footage, discovered among the treasures of the National Archives, is re-mastered to include an original music score and soundtrack to further preserve Native American history and culture. Distributed by Rich-Heape Films, Inc. Program designed to complement the exhibition On Common Ground.

The Romance of a Vanishing Race
This film provides a view of Indian life in the West featuring Navajo, Pueblo, Crow, and Hopi tribes and reenactment of Indian battles on the Plains, Medicine men and ceremonies. Released 1916, 29 minutes.

Rodman Wanamaker Expedition of Citizenship to the North American Indian
Carrying the American flag and a message of hope to a vanishing race, Dr. Joseph Dixon explains the symbolism of the flag to numerous Indian tribes at dedication ceremonies. Released 1913, 26 minutes.

Winter Farm Life on a Crow Reservation
Featuring WWI French hero General Ferdinand Foch, this film shows reservation life including butchering a cow, raising a tipi, and ceremonies welcoming General Foch. Released 1921, 8 minutes.

No registration is required. Seating is first-come, first-seated. Groups are welcome.

Free with museum admission.