Her Own People (1917)

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When John Kemp (Howard Davies) discovers that his sweetheart, Eleanor Dutton (Adelaide Woods), loves someone else, he heads for the frontier where he meets and marries an Indian woman, Morning Star (Gail Brooks). Years later, Kemp decides that his half-breed daughter Alona (Leonore Ulrich) should have a proper education, so he takes her East. But she finds the students and their families full of prejudice, so when her father dies suddenly and leaves her his fortune, she returns to the West. There she becomes reacquainted with a young prospector, Frank Colvin (Colin Chase). They have a romance, but Alona doubts he would stick around if he had money and to test him, she secretly buys his mine. But instead of leaving he proposes and convinces his mother and sister to accept the half-breed, but well-cultured girl.