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The Daughter Of Dawn Analysis

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The Daughter of Dawn
The film The Daughter of Dawn, directed by Norbert A. Myles, is important as it portrays a group of Native Americans that are preserved on screen in a way that captures their reality. Even though the voices of these Native Americans are not able to be heard, as it was not possible yet for films in the 1920’s when it was made, the film still accurately portrays the Kiowas. The fact that the Kiowas are able to present themselves as they actually are makes the film very progressive in the sense that the Kiowas are telling their own story with the use of their own costumes as opposed to clothing made for them by a non-Native.
In an article about the film on the website Daily Mail from 2012, author Kerry McQueeny explained
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