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While making 'Moses on the Mesa,' film-maker Paul Ratner developed a high interest (rather than interest, I should call it as a passion) for analyzing old 19th and 20th-century photographs of Native Americans.
'Moses on the Mesa' is a film based on German-Jewish emigrants who fell deeply in love with the women of Native American and were made Governor of their tribe in the 18th century.
Film-maker Paul Ratner said- "What has been most gratifying to me about researching old photos of Native Americans is when the relatives of the people featured in the photos discover them through our popular Facebook page.Many of them have never seen these photos and are excited to find them. It is also exciting when folks correctly identify the people and the tribes pictured in the photos since the archives or vintage photo auctions often have incorrect or incomplete information. I feel like through this process we are reclaiming some lost history."
Have a look at these pictures and discover if you have any of your lost ancestors in these pictures.
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