Who were "Two Lance and Wife" and "Luke Big Turnip and Wife?" And why did the New York Motion Picture Company pay them between $7.50 and $9.50 a week?
Two Castaic, CA teens found a 1915 ledger in their great grandfather's attic after he passed away. They found the names of more than thirty American Indians listed in this ledger.
The young ladies turn to History Detectives host Eduardo Pagán to find out more about these Native Americans. How did they earn their pay? And were they treated fairly?
Ince Indian Ledger Pages
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Bill Picket Saddle Did this saddle ride into cowboy history with one of rodeo's most daring innovators?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Coney Island Lions Could this be an artifact from the bygone days of early amusement parks?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Lauste Film Clip How is this odd strip of film connected to the invention of talking movies?
- Also with Eduardo Pagán Pancho Villa Watch Fob Did the owner of this watch fob witness the horrifying raid on Pancho Villa?
- Related Investigation Silent Film Reel Could this film reel could be a silent movie once lost forever to history?
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