Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance: The Glorious Impostor
To the glittering world of New York society in the 1920s, Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance was a presidential appointee to West Point, war hero, movie star, aviator, socialite, journalist, best-selling author, and Indian advocate and activist - a full-blooded Blackfoot chief who captured the imagination of North America with the story of his life and the plight of his people...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Red Deer Press
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A pbs show about the changing attitudes toward Native Americans in popular culture was the first time I had ever heard about Slyvester Long aka "Long Lance". Originally from North Caroline and of mixed racial heritage, black, white and some Native American, Long Lance spent his adult life promoting himself as a full blooded Native American, even changing his native origins to the plains indians of western movies and lore, who were the "injuns" Americans were most familiar with. In actuality, wha...more