The U.S. Army and the Indians sign a peace treaty. However, a group of surveyors trespass on the Indians' land and violate the treaty. The army refuses to listen to the Indians' complaints,...
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The U.S. Army and the Indians sign a peace treaty. However, a group of surveyors trespass on the Indians' land and violate the treaty. The army refuses to listen to the Indians' complaints, and the surveyors are killed by the Indians. A vicious Indian war ensues, culminating in an Indian attack on an army fort.Written by
One of the films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives (2004)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. This film is preserved by the Library of Congress (from the AFI/Blackhawk collection), has a running time of 41 minutes and an added piano score. See more »
It tells a long, fascinating story of an army post
This three-reel picture of Indian warfare is one of the first of its kind. It tells a long, fascinating story of an army post in frontier times. The massacre of a surveying corps is graphic, though the after scene was a little too realistic. Do not such scenes shock average observers beyond the point of enjoyment? There is a tremendous sweep of mountain vista and fine reproduction of battle scenes. The burning of the telegraph poles, the attack on the depleted fort, and the young lieutenant's dash for assistance were admirably handled. The principals, including the Indian girl, gave creditable performances. A big story of the kind. - The Moving Picture World, December 7, 1912
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