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Swift Arrow, a lithe and willowy Indian, leaving the encampment of his fellow braves, is well on his journey when he is thrown from his horse and receives a broken leg and injuries from ... See full summary
Swift Arrow, a lithe and willowy Indian, leaving the encampment of his fellow braves, is well on his journey when he is thrown from his horse and receives a broken leg and injuries from which he is disabled and lies helpless and alone. He is discovered by a ranchman and his daughter, who bathe his wounds and take him to their home, where he is restored to health and strength. In appreciation of this kindness to him he refuses to leave them, preferring to serve them and repay them if possible the debt so generously bestowed. The ranchman with the Indian is obliged to go away from his home for a few hours and, leaving his daughter in charge of the shack, he takes his departure. During their absence the home is attacked by a hostile band of Indians and after putting up a stiff fight, killing some and wounding others, the girl is carried off and kept captive in the Indian camp. Upon the return of the girl's father, Swift Arrow and their companions, they discover the scene of carnage and ...

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    • Author: Maman
    An Indian picture representing so realistically that one shudders involuntarily in watching it. the Indian warfare which raged on the frontiers all the time this country was in the process of settlement. Without assuming to discuss the abstract question of right or wrong which entered into the struggle, one must admit that it existed and that bloody fights, like the one here represented, and worse, occurred over and over again. The girl was saved in this instance, but the actual cases where this was true were too few to be considered. Perhaps a picture like this will afford some impression of what it really cost to settle this country, of the continuous warfare and the daily struggle which menaced every settler's home. Well, it is passed, but a graphic glance backward, such as this picture permits, has its uses and a production of this sort is to be commended. - The Moving Picture World, May 21, 1910
  • Cast overview:
    William Clifford William Clifford - Swift Arrow (unconfirmed)
    Edith Storey Edith Storey - The Ranchman's Daughter
    Henry Stanley Henry Stanley - The Ranchman
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