The Bronze Bride (1917)

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Ever since Harvey Ogden (Frank Mayo) graduated from college, he has refused to settle down. His disgusted father (Edward Clark) finally sends him out into the world to make it on his own. Harvey lands in the Canadian town of Elk Head and becomes a trapper. An Indian girl of the Huron tribe, A-Che-Chee (Claire McDowell), falls in love with him. They are thrown together when Harvey's leg is caught in a trap. A-Che-Chee frees him and brings him back to his cabin where she nurses him. When her brother (Eddie Polo) and father, Chief Black Lynx (Harry Archer), find them together, they demand that the couple marry. Harvey balks at first, but then goes through with the ceremony. Three years pass and Harvey becomes a father; surprisingly the union has made him happy. He eventually longs to return to civilization but he is embarrassed of his wife and she is proud of her Indian heritage, so he kidnaps their boy and disappears. Harvey lies to his father and tells him that his wife has died, but when the little boy cries for his mother, he finally admits the truth. Relatives of Harvey's trapping partner have taken A-Che-Chee under their wing and taught her how to behave in so-called polite society, so when the couple is reunited their continued happiness is assured.