A Mohawk's Way

A Mohawk's Way, also known as The Mohawk's Treasure, is a 1910 short silent black and white drama film directed by D.W. Griffith, written by Stanner E.V. Taylor and based on James Fenimore Cooper novel, and photography by G.W. Bitzer.[1] It stars Dorothy Davenport and Jeanie Macpherson.[2]

A Mohawk's Way
Directed byD.W. Griffith
Written byStanner E.V. Taylor
Based onNovel
by James Fenimore Cooper
CinematographyG.W. Bitzer
Distributed by
  • Biograph Company
  • Unicorn Film Service Corporation
Release date
  • September 12, 1910 (1910-09-12) (USA)
Running time
17 min

The film portrays American cultural precepts about blood-thirsty savage American Indians,[3][4][5] and it assails the white man's cruelty against them.[6]



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  2. Lowe, Denise (27 January 2014). An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films: 1895-1930. Routledge. p. 1939. ISBN 9781317718970.}
  3. Stokes, Melvyn (15 January 2008). D.W. Griffith's the Birth of a Nation: A History of the Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time. Oxford University Press. p. 351. ISBN 9780199887514.
  4. Usai, Paolo Cherchi; Bowser, Eileen (26 November 2000). The Griffith Project: Films produced in 1910. British Film Institute. p. 170. ISBN 9780851708058.
  5. Bernardi, Daniel; Green, Michael (7 July 2017). Race in American Film: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation. ABC-CLIO. p. 384. ISBN 9780313398407.
  6. Drew, William M. (1986). D.W. Griffith's Intolerance: Its Genesis and Its Vision. McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub. p. 7. ISBN 9780899501710.
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