Silent film thought to be lost is restored by the Oklahoma Historical Society

“The Daughter of Dawn” was shot in the summer of 1920 in the Wichita Mountains of southwest Oklahoma using an American Indian cast.

BY BRYAN PAINTER Modified: July 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm •  Published: July 15, 2012

Em-koy-e-tie, a young Kiowa woman, walked right at the camera in the silent film.

The lump built in Sammy “Tone-kei” White’s throat, tears welled in his eyes and he felt a sudden chill in the room as he watched the scene five years ago.

This was his mother...

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