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In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914)

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In the Land of the Head Hunters is a 1914 silent film fictionalizing the world of the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) peoples of the Queen Charlotte Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada, written and directed by Edward S. Curtis and acted entirely by Kwakwaka'wakw natives. It was the first feature-length film whose cast was composed entirely of Native North Americans; the second, eight years later, was Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North.


portraitEdward S. Curtis


portraitStanley Hunt - Motana
portraitSarah Constance Smith Hunt - Naida and a Na'nalalal Dancer
portraitMrs. George Walkus - Naida and Sorceress
portraitPaddy 'Malid - Kenada
portraitBalutsa - Waket and Yaklus
portraitKwagwanu - Sorcerer
portraitFrancine Hunt - Clam digger, captive, wedding dancer
portraitBob Wilson - Fisherman who drops a paddle on the rocks
portraitMaggie Frank - Naida (uncredited)
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