The Indian Wars (1914)





Credited cast:
William F. Cody ... Himself
Nelson Appleton Miles Nelson Appleton Miles
Jesse M. Lee Jesse M. Lee
Frank D. Baldwin Frank D. Baldwin
Marion P. Maus Marion P. Maus
Charles King
H.G. Sickles H.G. Sickles
Short Bull Short Bull ... Indian
Dewey Beard Dewey Beard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Black Elk Black Elk ... Indian
Woman's Dress Woman's Dress
Flat Iron Flat Iron
No Neck No Neck


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History | Western





Release Date:

August 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buffalo Bill's Indian Wars See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


William F. Cody plays himself in the film, and recreates many moments from his own involvement in the Indian Wars, including his fight to the death with an Indian chief at Warbonnet Creek, which occurred on July 10th, 1876. By the time of filming (1913), Cody was much older and had gained a substantial amount of weight, but the fact that such a legendary character played himself makes the film immeasurably valuable. See more »


Featured in The Adventures of Buffalo Bill (1917) See more »

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Great lost film, fragment survives
30 September 2012 | by whiskerandoSee all my reviews

A few scant minutes of this film still extant can only hint at what was lost. Cody starred. The rating above is an extrapolated honorary 10.The Indians were real. The U.S. Cavalry of 1913 portrayed the cavalry of the Indian Wars. Filmed in splendid authentic locations such as the Black Hills with Cody representing the actual participants, the film must have been spectacular for 1914. General Nelson Miles was technical adviser. Apparently released only in New York and Denver, it seems to have been repressed by the asininity of the U.S. government at the time.The idiots who did it are all dead. The script seems to have been too nice to the conquered Indians. IMDb says part of it may exist in a collection. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center organization has a fragment of the film which may be viewed on line. For your safety,this site's thought police prevent posting the link. The film's loss stands as a monument to genocide and prejudice which can scarcely be thought possible in 1914 to 1917.

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