The Mohican's Daughter (1922)

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This Native American romance was better on paper than it was on screen -- it was based on Jack London's book Jees Uck. But it still has some good location scenes, which were filmed on Lake Champlain, and while she was no Indian, Nancy Deaver is good in the lead role (as a matter of fact, no real Native Americans appeared in this picture). Jees Uck (Deaver) is a mixed race Indian girl who runs afoul of tribal law. The medicine man offers to help her out, but he is found murdered and she is accused of the crime. Jees Uck heads for the trading post and seeks out her white sweetheart, Neil Bonner (Saxon Kling), for protection. The post is attacked, and when Jees Uck finds a white woman hanging around Bonner, she misunderstands the situation and hands herself over to the tribe. But Bonner, who has been faithful, goes after her and gathers enough evidence to prove that the chief was the one who killed the medicine man.



bigotry, false-accusation, murder, Native-American, racism