The film opens with love scenes between Esoomgit, a young warrior of the Iroquois tribe, and Red Doe, a chief's daughter, and one of the most beautiful of the Iroquois tribe. They return to... See full summary »

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The film opens with love scenes between Esoomgit, a young warrior of the Iroquois tribe, and Red Doe, a chief's daughter, and one of the most beautiful of the Iroquois tribe. They return to the great camp, and Esoomgit seeks out her father, but he refuses his consent to her marriage with Esoomgit, stating that only a chief should marry his daughter. Great rivalry existed between the Iroquois and the Bison Indians, so when at a meeting of the two tribes Esoomgit excels himself by winning not only the marksmanship competition, but also the riding and swimming contests, it is only natural that he should be proclaimed a chief, and his marriage to Red Doe sanctioned by her father. It was now time for the annual sacrifice to propitiate the Spirit of the Cataract. This ceremony consisted in the selection by lot of one of the most beautiful daughters of the Iroquois and placing her in a canoe to float to death over the falls. The maidens take their seats in a circle. An arrow is shot high in ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 December 1910 (USA)  »

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La fille du Niagara  »

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The participation of Pearl White, Paul Panzer, and Irving Cummings in this film is extremely doubtful. White and Panzer were working for Powers at this time, and there is no reliable documentation that Cummings had yet entered films. See more »

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Some of the scenic effects are exceptionally beautiful
8 October 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A drama by the American Company based upon the legend that once each year it was necessary for the Indians to choose one of their daughters by lot and send her over the falls as a sacrifice to propitiate the spirit of the cataract. There is a love story interwoven, representing a young brave making himself a chief by his prowess and securing the consent of the young girl's father to their marriage. But when the arrow falls at her feet and the chief realizes what it means his hopes are shattered. She enters the canoe and goes over the falls. He finds her lifeless body below, and sucked under by the raging torrent finds his love in the Indians' happy hunting ground. Some of the scenic effects are exceptionally beautiful, the views of the falls imparting the impression of grandeur. - The Moving Picture World, December 17, 1910


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