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The Little Indian Martyr (1912)

This is the story of a little Indian neophyte boy who lived long ago at one of the California missions. The tale is founded on an historic incident. Chiquito, the Indian boy, is a page, or ... See full summary »

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Padre Juan
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Chiquito
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Chiquito's Uncle
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This is the story of a little Indian neophyte boy who lived long ago at one of the California missions. The tale is founded on an historic incident. Chiquito, the Indian boy, is a page, or personal attendant, to Padre Juan, the big, manly priest in charge of the mission. Chiquito reverences Padre Juan very much for his godliness and vast knowledge, while Padre Juan loves the child tenderly for his intelligence and sweetness of character. Padre Juan takes special pains to teach Chiquito his lessons, and the boy is constantly begging the good-natured priest to read to him. Chiquito' s own mother thinks he is a good-for-nothing because of his love for the white man's teachings, and all his playmates look at him askance. But he is in nowise swerved from his devotion to the padre. The time comes when the Indians of this mission determine to revolt, slay the priests and the garrison, and return to their wild mode of life. Chiquito chances to overhear the conspiracy, which is led by his own ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 August 1912 (USA)  »

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