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    Massacre (First National, 1934). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). This was one of the first major Hollywood films to seriously address America's ongoing mistreatment of its Native American population. Richard Barthelmess stars as Joe Thunder Horse, an "assimilated" college-educated Sioux Indian. Upon the death of his father, the tribal chief, Joe returns to the reservation of his youth, only to discover that his people are dying of various diseases and are being systematically cheated of their possessions and basic rights by crooked Indian agents. He heads to Washington in hopes of righting these wrongs, only to experience racial prejudice and hatred all along the way. The poster has fold wear and a center crossfold separation with paper loss, and two corner chips. There are two pieces of paper missing on the bottom border, neither affecting the artwork. A striking image of Barthelmess in his war bonnet. Very Good/Fine on Paper.

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