(1929, 83 min. Silent. Black and white and Technicolor. 35mm.)
Director: Victor Schertzinger
Screenwriter: Elizabeth Pickett
In this classic from 1929, Wing Foot (played by 1920s heartthrob
Richard Dix) is a Navajo who, as a child, was abducted and raised
in a government boarding school. Having learned the ways of non-Native
society, he is trapped between worlds. Surprisingly insightful
about the cultural clashes between races and between different
tribes, Redskin was a film ahead of its time. Shot on location
in New Mexico at Acoma Pueblo, White Sands, Gallup, Albuquerque
and Canyon de Chelly, it uses theTechnicolor process for parts
of the film.
NMAI screenings of the film are accompanied by live, original
music by Native band, National Braid: Brad Kahlhamer and Laura
Ortman (White Mountain Apache).
Stills from Redskin