SUMMARY According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film and others shot on the same day (see also Sioux ghost dance) featured Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and constitutes the American Indian's first appearance before a motion picture camera. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co.,  NOTES Copyright: no reg. Performers: Last Horse, Parts His Hair, Hair Coat. Camera, William Heise. Filmed September 24, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 126. Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection. SUBJECTS Buffalo dance. Indian dance--North America. Dancers--United States. Wild west shows--United States. Dance RELATED NAMES Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production. Heise, William, camera. Last Horse, performer. Parts His Hair, performer. Hair Coat, performer. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID edmp.4025 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.4025
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