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
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- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Ventriloquist Dummy How did an African-American ventriloquist act become so successful in a time of racial unrest?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Lubin Photos What do these photo albums reveal about the birth of the silver screen?
- Also in Season 10 Fiery Cross What is the story behind this record?
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