A Daughter of the Redskins (1914)
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Wanana, an Indian maiden, is admired by Kawana, the son of the chief of her tribe. Wanana is indifferent to Kawana's attentions. One day, while getting water from the spring, she meets Tomaka, the chief of another tribe. She immediately falls in love with him. Kawana becomes persistent in his demand for Wanana and threatens to drive her and her father from the tribe unless she consents to become his squaw. Wanana remains obdurate and the next day she and her father are driven out. On the mountain trail they meet Nomana, an Indian sorceress, who shows Wanana a vision of her rivals in deathly combat, in which Tomaka is victorious. They come to the great King River where they pitch their tepee. When Wanana's father goes on a hunting trip he sends his daughter to pick some berries along the river bank. During their absence, Tomaka who has been hunting, discovers their tepee. He again meets Wanana and they soon plight their troth. Tomaka returns to his people in anticipation of soon returning to claim Wanana as his squaw Her father, in the meantime has unfortunately met some bandits. Fearing the Indian may disclose their hiding place, kill him. Wanana, who has also been hunting, comes across the dead body of her father. Wanana in search of the old man, discovers Kawana standing over the corpse; she accuses him of the slaying. He denies this and tries to force Wanana to return with him to his people. She refuses and makes her escape to Tomaka's village, where she appeals to her lover to avenge the death of her father. To prove his love for the girl, Tomaka leads his fighting men in an attack against Kawana and his tribe. A bloody battle ensues in which Tomaka unites the two tribes and is proclaimed chief over all. with Kawana as his squaw.
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