Playground of the Native Son—Indie In Films

April 11, 2016 · Documentary, Drama, History, Hour-Long, Sports, Titles
SYNOPSIS

In Oklahoma during the 1920s and early '30s, there was an American professional football team consisting entirely of Native blood. Twenty-two different tribes came together to form a team called 'The Hominy Indians." Some played for one game, some for years. John Levi was their star player then coach. Jim Thorpe called Levi the greatest athlete he had ever seen.

Founded and financed by two Osage brothers, Ira and Otto Hamilton, the Hominy Indians had a 22-game winning streak and had the chance of a lifetime to play against the World Champions, the New York Giants, in 1927.

This is their stunning story.

CREDITS

Starring:Adam Beach; Joshua McGee; Jim Mitchell

Producer: Celia Xavier

Directors: Michael P. Nash, Celia Xavier

Writer: Celia Xavier

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