The Daughter of Dawn


Esther LeBarre (as The Daughter of Dawn) and Hunting Horse (as the tribe’s Chief) in Norbert A. Myles film of Kiowa and Comanche life, THE DAUGHTER OF DAWN. Shot in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma in 1920 by the Texas Film Company but never theatrically released, a nitrate copy of the film was given in 2004 to a private detective in Georgia in lieu of payment. It was re-patriatriated to the Oklahoma Historical Society who restored the film with the services of Film Technology Company in Los Angeles — the same lab that assisted in UCLA’s restoration of Milestone’s KILLER OF SHEEP.