By Ashlei King
They hope to make a film called "Playground of the Native Son."
The 1925 Hominy Indians professional football team represented 14 different tribes from 1925-1936.
"This is just another minority team that was really never recognized and we think it's about time they're recognized," associate producer Julia Lookout said.
In 1927, the world-champion New York Giants agreed to play Hominy in what they thought would be a joke.
"The coup de grace is the fact that they played the New York Giants and they beat them, so we decided to do a documentary and talk to a lot of the ancestors," Lookout said.
Filming complete for docudrama on Hominy Indians team
Film's producer hopes to have it ready for a June release
By Shannon Shaw Duty
“We should have it finished in six months,” Xavier said at the Osage Nation Foundation Christmas Celebration Dec. 15, where cast and crew were invited. Director of the docudrama, Michael Nash, heard Xavier’s comment and said jokingly, “Eight months.”
Xavier said that when the film is finished she plans on having a showing in Pawhuska for Osages and area Natives. Xavier also wrote the Osage Tribal Murders documentary about the Osage Reign of Terror. Nash directed the 2010 documentary Climate Refugees, a film investigating mass migrations caused by the changing climate, according to the IMDb.com Web site.
According to the documentary Web site, the docudrama is based on the 1920s all-Native Hominy Indians professional football team and their 28-game winning streak. The 1925 Hominy Indians professional football team represented 14 different tribes from 1925-1936.
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