Enactment showing Native American Indian youth leaving a reservation and attending a boarding school
United States USA Date:1941 Duration:1 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
Native American actors portraying story of youth who leaves a reservation in the United States to attend a boarding school. A man saddles his horse and brings another with him as he crosses a fenced area, past a man chopping wood. He stops near a young woman, named Nema, standing in front of a low log shelter. A young man, named Robert, says goodbye to her and to an older man named, Slow Talker, standing near a buckboard wagon. Robert climbs on the empty horse and canters away with the other rider. As they watch the riders depart, Slow Talker tells Nema, that Robert is forsaking the ways of his people. The riders continue across the desert landscape and then are seen walking up to a substantial building housing the boarding school. Robert enters as his companion bids him good luck. Robert is seen inside the school with text book open as he writes. Another scene shows him practicing in a forge, as part of his training. He cleans up in a lavatory.
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