This is a feature length project to re-visit the relationship between The Sioux Nation and The Europeans who came to their land. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on July 9, 2011.
About this project
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The movie sets out to discover new and interesting historical facts about the life and relationship between Major Isaiah Lightner, the last agent to The Sioux.
We will also discuss the largest mass execution in US history ordered by President Abraham Lincoln.. It just happens that this mass execution was of the Santee Sioux that Major Isaiah Lightner was the agent to over the course of four different US presidents. Two of which were assassinated.
Specifically it will resemble a more modern 'Ken Burns' Type documentary with a higher production value. And a focused story on this one relationship between the Sioux and Agent to the Sioux, Major Isaiah Lightner. He held the post for a remarkable nine years even though he retired three separate times due to the atrocities and the events that surpassed. He remained a consultant long after he retired as the Last agent to the Santee Sioux.
It's a remarkable story, one that I want many people to hear. We will have actual documents from the war tribunal and direct communique between the White House and Major Lightner.
I plan to release it as a feature on the Festival Circuit. Later distribution to PBS, IFC, A&E, The History Channel, or the like is planned.
The money is for research, production, and completion including editing.
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