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Long Lance ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB523655
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Jerry Krepakevich, Tom Radford
Directors:  Bernie Dichek
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian Social Studies, Diversity, Documentary, Fiction, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1986
Running Time:  55m


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Was he Black man, White man, or Indigenous chief? This film looks at a legendary and fascinating impostor, Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance. In the early 1900s, he garnered international acclaim as a soldier, journalist, writer, photographer, bon vivant and movie star. Despite his very public life, the truth of his origins remain shrouded in mystery. Based on a book by Donald Smith, this film outlines Long Lance's almost unbelievable life story.



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