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The film was shot in Bear Lake, CA. The working title was Na-Ta-Wan-Gan . Subtitles for the film were written in blank ... More Less

The film was shot in Bear Lake, CA. The working title was Na-Ta-Wan-Gan . Subtitles for the film were written in blank verse. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
11 Dec 15
p. 1242, 1263
MPN
2 Oct 15
pp. 68-69.
MPN
20 Nov 15
pp. 64-65.
MPN
27 Nov 15
p. 54.
MPN
4 Dec 15
p. 88.
MPN
11 Dec 15
p. 100.
MPW
27 Nov 15
p. 1678.
MPW
18 Dec 15
p. 2241.
MPWeek
4 Dec 15
p. 3.
NYDM
4 Dec 15
p. 30.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Na-Ta-Wan-Gan
Release Date:
6 December 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
22 November 1915
Copyright Number:
LP7014
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Na-Ta-Wan-Gan, a Hudson Bay fur trapper, falls in love with Janet Mackintosh, the daughter of the factor at the trading post who has been promised to the deceitful Henri Drouet. After stealing skins from Mr. Mackintosh with the help of Red Pete, Henri hides the evidence in the mail bag of Janet's brother Robert. Caught with the stolen goods, Robert is declared guilty and sentenced to la longe traverse , a three-day journey into the wilderness. To save his love's brother, Na-Ta-Wan-Gan claims to be the thief and is jailed by Mackintosh. Robert and Janet release the trapper from prison, and then he and Janet abscond to a missionary's hut where they wed. The couple makes a home in the woods with the help of Wehnonah, an Indian chief's daughter who also loves Na-Ta-Wan-Gan. While on his death bed, Red Pete confesses his part in Henri's crimes, and Henri is apprehended and sent on la longe traverse . Only after a series of misadventures, however, does he come to justice and thus clear Na-Ta-Wan-Gan's ... +


Na-Ta-Wan-Gan, a Hudson Bay fur trapper, falls in love with Janet Mackintosh, the daughter of the factor at the trading post who has been promised to the deceitful Henri Drouet. After stealing skins from Mr. Mackintosh with the help of Red Pete, Henri hides the evidence in the mail bag of Janet's brother Robert. Caught with the stolen goods, Robert is declared guilty and sentenced to la longe traverse , a three-day journey into the wilderness. To save his love's brother, Na-Ta-Wan-Gan claims to be the thief and is jailed by Mackintosh. Robert and Janet release the trapper from prison, and then he and Janet abscond to a missionary's hut where they wed. The couple makes a home in the woods with the help of Wehnonah, an Indian chief's daughter who also loves Na-Ta-Wan-Gan. While on his death bed, Red Pete confesses his part in Henri's crimes, and Henri is apprehended and sent on la longe traverse . Only after a series of misadventures, however, does he come to justice and thus clear Na-Ta-Wan-Gan's name. +

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Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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