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Mock Indian/U.S.Army Battle at Pan-Am Expo

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493571_1_1
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Buffalo, NY, USA
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Timecode:
1901  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:34:10 - 00:39:10
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1151
H10816
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"Sham Battle at the Pan American Exposition." Group of Indians ride past, then there is a "battle" between the Indians and men dressed as U.S. Army troops in battle regalia. It's very chaotic, most of the action takes place on on the far side of the field, and much of the time it's hard to tell even what's supposed to be happening! (But I think it's a safe bet that the outcome was victory for the white guys.) There is absolutely no way this performance could be mistaken as real combat - -actually it's more like sports.

Mock Indian/U.S.Army Battle at Pan-Am Expo

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Audio:
Location:
493571_1_2
No
Buffalo, NY, USA
Year Shot:
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Timecode:
1901  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:34:10 - 00:34:37
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Original Film:
HD:
1151
H10816
N/A
MS American Indians ride single file on horseback, moving toward & past the camera at a fast walk; they are wearing traditional costumes, feathers, war paint, and are carrying rifles

Mock Indian/U.S.Army Battle at Pan-Am Expo

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Audio:
Location:
493571_1_3
No
Buffalo, NY, USA
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1901  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:34:38 - 00:37:15
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Original Film:
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1151
H10816
N/A
GV A fake battle between the Indians and men dressed as U.S. Army troops in battle regalia, held in the Stadium of the Pan-American Exhibition with large arches and columns around it. The soldiers attack first, rushing and firing at the Indians, who succeed in repulsing the attack. More soldiers enter the scene. Some of the mounted Indians gallop in a large circle around the soldiers, and around edge of field, swooshing past very near camera. Lots of LSs of "soldiers"some of whom are lying on the ground or kneeling as they fire their rifles, The "battle" continues; there's also a lot of smoke and the action is confusing to say the least but it makes it funny

Mock Indian/U.S.Army Battle at Pan-Am Expo

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Audio:
Location:
493571_1_4
No
Buffalo, NY, USA
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1901  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:37:15 - 00:39:10
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1151
H10816
N/A
Sham battle continues; more LSs of soldiers on knees firing into cloud of smoke in which one catches vague glimpses of the Indians. LS The soldiers enact some dramatic battlefield heroics and deaths; other individuals don't show such theatrical inclinations and can be seen calmly walking or standing about. The Indians make a great charge, succeeding in getting most of the way across the stadium (toward cam). A group of soldiers pop up in FG - -CU as they affix their bayonets, advance, all fire their weapons and then charge, chasing the Indians across the field. After this there's a bit with guys on horses and more guns firing but doesn't seem to be part of the battle. Then again the rest of it seemed almost as unfod Then all of the participants leave the field.