Angela Aleiss received her PhD in film history from Columbia University and is the author of Making the White Man's Indian: Native Americans and Hollywood Movies (Praeger, 2005). She recently appeared in the Canadian documentary Reel Injun (PBS 2010). She teaches Native Americans in film at UCLA.
“With his acting experience and technical know-how, Young Deer soon advanced to one of Pathé’s leading filmmakers. His Indian identity served him well: no one in the cast or crew at that time would have taken orders from a black man.”