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Native American College Student Confronts Racism

by Curtis Marez

Perhaps the earliest film made in part at UC Berkeley, the silent film Braveheart,  produced by Cecil B. DeMille, represents the story of an Indian student from the Pacific Northwest named Braveheart sent to law school by his tribe in order to learn how to protect salmon fishing treaty rights. Here the title character confronts racism on the collegiate football field.

Native American College Student Faces Racism

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In this silent film from 1925 a Native American college athlete confronts racism

from Braveheart (1925)
Creator: Alan Hale
Distributor: Grapevine Video
Posted by Curtis Marez