Long Lance

Posted in Biography, Canada, History, Media Archive, Native Americans/First Nation, Passing, Videos on 2011-07-27 04:42Z by Steven

Long Lance

National Film Board of Canada
Running Time: 00:55:00

Bernie Dichek, Director

Was he a black man, a white man, or an Indian chief? This documentary looks at legendary and fascinating impostor Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance. In the early 1900s, he garnered international acclaim as a soldier, journalist, writer, photographer, bon vivant and movie star. But despite his very public life, his origins remain a mystery. Based on a book by Donald Smith, this film outlines Long Lance’s almost unbelievable life story.

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