The Daughter of Dawn Showing on the Big Screen at The Poncan Theater

Ponca City Now - October 14, 2022 6:52 am

On Sunday, November 6, at 2 p.m. the Oklahoma Historical Society, OKPOP Museum, and Pioneer Woman Museum & Statue will host a film screening of “The Daughter of Dawn” at the Poncan Theatre, located at 104 E. Grand Ave. in Ponca City.
The program begins at 2:00 p.m. with an introduction of the film by Jeff Moore, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society’s OKPOP Museum in Tulsa.

The screening will commence at 2:30 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer time with the audience. Concessions will be available for purchase in the theatre lobby.
The beautifully filmed drama features romantic rivalry, bison hunts, village scenes, dances, deceit, tests of courage, and hand-to-hand combat. The cast of more than 300 Kiowa and Comanche actors brought their own tipis, horses, clothing and traditions to the set, making “The Daughter of Dawn” fascinating to film fans and students of Indigenous history and culture.
After screening only a handful of times when it was made in 1920, “The Daughter of Dawn” disappeared without a trace. For almost 90 years it was considered lost—until it was rediscovered by the Oklahoma Historical Society. Now beautifully restored and with a new orchestral score, the film is an astonishing revelation.
The screening is open to the public, and questions about the event are welcome.

The Poncan Theatre has more information on their website,, and inquiries may be submitted by phone at 580-765-0943.”


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