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    Before the White Man Came (Arrow Film, R-1926). Three Sheet (41" X 80").
    Magnificent and stoic, an Indian warrior brilliantly adorned and equipped for battle - bow and arrows, tomahawk, drum - gazes resolutely out from this stunning three sheet. Suffused with fiercely rich stone litho color, this rare piece was created for the 1920 film, and is only the second piece Heritage has offered on the title. The picture features an "all-Indian cast" (including Mae Old Coyote, heralded in this picture) assembled from members of the Crow and Cheyenne tribes, an unheard of move in a time when it was common for ethnic parts, from African American to Asian, to be played by heavily made-up white actors. Primarily a love story, this film is about Big Elk, who proposes to the lovely Che-wee-na. Everything is fine, until White Wolf sets his eyes on Che-wee-na, leaving the two braves to fight for the woman they both desire. Display-ready, this phenomenal poster will make a fine addition to any collection. Restoration has corrected fold wear with chips. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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