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Angela Aleiss

Angela Aleiss is a film historian and former contributing writer to 'Indian Country Today.' She has taught at UCLA and is the author of 'Hollywood’s Native Americans: Stories of Identity and Resistance' (2022).

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From Lillian St. Cyr to Lily Gladstone: A Brief History of Hollywood Honoring Native Talent

Lily Gladstone is creating a lot of excitement these days. The 37-year-old actress of Blackfeet and Nimíipuu heritage is generating Oscar buzz with her performance as Mollie Burkhart, the Osage wife of the scheming Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) in Apple/Paramount’s Killers of the Flower Moon. The actress also earned a Gotham Award nom on Oct. 24 […]

A Century Before ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ a Long-Lost Film About Osage Murders Was Billed as “The Most Sensational Picture of the Age”

Tragedies of the Osage Hills, billed as “the most sensational picture of the age,” was released May 11, 1926, at the American Theatre in downtown Cushing, Oklahoma. Produced by Native American filmmaker James Young Deer and his partner, Oklahoma hotel owner Frank L. Thompson, the movie was described as a drama about the Osage Reign […]