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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 Season 9 African American Comic Book Did the makers of this 1950s comic book have more than romance on their minds?
- Also with Eduardo Pagán Nazi Spy Toys Did a Nazi spy buy these toy soldiers?
- Also in Season 9 Kittery Telescope What can this telescope reveal about America’s earliest struggles for independence?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 NC-4: First Across The Atlantic Is this piece of fabric a remnant from the first transatlantic flight?
- Also with Eduardo Pagán Iwo Jima Map What role did this map play in one of World War II's fiercest battles?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Nesbit Portrait Is this portrait a lost masterpiece by one of America's greatest artists?
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