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Princess Uwane Yea was the granddaughter of one of the chiefs who defeated Gen. George Custer. White Eagle, Black Wolf and Black Lizard were genuine chiefs of the Comanche tribe. Norma Talmadge was made an honorary Comanche princess during the filming. ...

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Princess Uwane Yea was the granddaughter of one of the chiefs who defeated Gen. George Custer. White Eagle, Black Wolf and Black Lizard were genuine chiefs of the Comanche tribe. Norma Talmadge was made an honorary Comanche princess during the filming.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
14 Sep 1918
p. 30
Exhibitors Trade Review
28 Dec 1918
p. 345
Motion Picture Classic
Feb 1919
p. 33
Motion Picture News
1 Jun 1918
p. 3276
Motion Picture News
12 Oct 1918
p. 2379
Motion Picture News
2 Nov 1918
p. 7
Motion Picture News
23 Nov 1918
p. 3104
Motion Picture News
28 Dec 1918
p. 3869
Motion Picture News
4 Jan 1919
p. 146
Motion Picture News
18 Jan 1919
p. 459
Motion Picture News
1 Mar 1919
p. 5
Moving Picture World
2 Nov 1918
p. 595
Moving Picture World
30 Nov 1918
p. 938
Moving Picture World
14 Dec 1918
p. 1238
Moving Picture World
4 Jan 1919
p. 114
Moving Picture World
11 Jan 1919
pp. 252-253
Moving Picture World
18 Jan 1919
p. 335
New York Times
6 Jan 1919
p. 11
Photoplay
Jan 1919
p. 76
Photoplay
Mar 1919
p. 98
Photoplay
Apr 1919
p. 80
Picture-Play
Mar 1919
pp. 136-137
Variety
10 Jan 1919
p. 24, 45
Wid's Daily
24 Dec 1918
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Wid's Daily
29 Dec 1918
p. 15
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play, The Heart of Wetona by George Scarborough (1916).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 January 1919
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 5 Jan 1919; Los Angeles opening: week of 10 Feb 1919
Production Date:
early Oct--week of 9 Nov 1918
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Norma Talmadge Film Corp.
13 December 1918
LP13144
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,265
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

When Wetona, the half white, half Indian daughter of Chief Quannah of the Blackfoot tribe, tells her father that she would be an inappropriate choice to be the tribe's Vestal Virgin at the Corn Dance, the furious chief vows to kill her white lover. She goes to Government agent John Hardin for help, but her father sees them together and, speculating that Hardin has wronged her, demands that he marry her. Hardin agrees to the marriage to save her lover, whom he does not know is his friend and assistant Tony Wells. After Wetona learns that Tony was never sincere, she sees his cowardice during the Indian raid on Hardin's house. When the chief learns the truth, he stops the raid, apologizes to Hardin and shoots Tony as he flees. Quannah tells Wetona he will take her back, but since she and Hardin are now in love, they remain ...

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When Wetona, the half white, half Indian daughter of Chief Quannah of the Blackfoot tribe, tells her father that she would be an inappropriate choice to be the tribe's Vestal Virgin at the Corn Dance, the furious chief vows to kill her white lover. She goes to Government agent John Hardin for help, but her father sees them together and, speculating that Hardin has wronged her, demands that he marry her. Hardin agrees to the marriage to save her lover, whom he does not know is his friend and assistant Tony Wells. After Wetona learns that Tony was never sincere, she sees his cowardice during the Indian raid on Hardin's house. When the chief learns the truth, he stops the raid, apologizes to Hardin and shoots Tony as he flees. Quannah tells Wetona he will take her back, but since she and Hardin are now in love, they remain together.

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