September 12, 2007

Kickapoos honor Studi

Kickapoo Chairman Presents Tribal Flag to Actor Wes Studi on Movie LocationThe Kickapoo tribal language and culture play a key role in the production of "The Only Good Indian," a movie that is being shot here and in Topeka, Lawrence and other locations in Kansas.

"The Only Good Indian," which stars popular Native American actor Wes Studi (Dances With Wolves, Geronimo, Heat), is a fictionalized account of the removal of Indian children from their homes and forced attendance at Indian boarding schools.

About 20 members of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas also are appearing in the film and the Kickapoo language is spoken throughout the movie.

"Currently, The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas is the only tribe in the United Sates whose language and culture is being represented by tribal members in a movie production," said Tribal Chairman Steve Cadue during a recent visit to the movie set.

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