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
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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