Buffalo Lodge Transfer is narrated in Indian sign language
Montana United states USA Date:1934, July 11 Duration:2 min 55 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A story called,"Indian Love Story," is written out in chalk, on a blackboard. It describes a barter system in which Native American Indian tribal people exchange goods with one and another. According to the story relatives of purchaser help him to pay for the lodge in horses, weapons, robes or war bonnets. The owner and his wife and the purchaser and his wife exchange clothes. A sketch of an Indian and a bull. Scene shifts to Richard "Dick" Benedict Sanderville, interpreter at the Blackfeet Agency in Browning, Montana. He is seated on a chair,outdoors. He translates the story into Indian sign language while the camera captures his motions.
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