A rare silent movie made in 1920 with a cast of more than 300 Kiowa and Comanche people was being shown to the public for only the second time since it was filmed nine decades ago.
The Wichita Eagle reports there was only one copy of the movie, The Daughter of the Dawn, which was filmed on highly flammable and easily decomposable silver nitrate film. It was being shown Saturday in Larned as part of the Annual Mess and Muster at the Fort Larned National Historic Site.
It’s been shown only once in public, a 1920 viewing in Los Angeles. The Oklahoma Historical Society bought it for $5,000 from a private investigator who received it as payment and stored it in his garage for decades.