White Fawn’s Devotion
(1910, 11 min.) US
Director: James Young Deer
Most likely the earliest surviving film by a Native director, this tragic love story of a Native American woman and her white husband was added to the National Film Registry of culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films in 2008.
Image credit: Audience at Club Red Radio,
2000 Native American Film and Video Festival - photograph by Amalia Córdova,