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    Massacre (First National, 1934). Midget Window Card (8" X 14"). Notable as one of the first films to seriously address the mistreatment of the United State's Native American population, this picture was inspired by the real-life efforts of John Collier, commissioner for the Bureau of Indian Affairs under Franklin Roosevelt. Collier sought to reform the injustices in the system, although the importance of Dickinson (Henry O'Neill) his film counterpart, is greatly overshadowed by the performance of Richard Barthelmess as Joe Thunderhorse, a college-educated Sioux who battles Washington for the rights of his people after assuming the tribal chieftainship upon the death of his father. A hard-hitting and compelling picture, it is represented here by a stark and dramatic midget window card with a wonderful image of Barthelmess. The card shows single pinholes in the top and bottom center, and a small rust stain at the very top, but is otherwise extremely clean and attractive, ready to take its place of honor in any collection. Very Fine+.

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