Redskin

1
Arizona ... Land of the
 Sky - and the Indian.

2
At Cheelan, the only
 evidence of civilization
was a Trading Post.

3
Navajo Jim, the Post's first
 licensed trader, had held
it for thirty years - against
 sun and sand and savages.

4
Chahi, the medicine-man -

5
"Chief's son, some day you
 will be called to lead your
      Navajo people."

6
"Follow their ways. The
 crooked path of the
 White Man is the way
 of snakes and jackals."

7
"That was your mother's
 book of the White Man's 
 songs - - and she could
      read them!"

8
"She would be here now -
 if old Chahi had let me
 call the white doctor,
  when you were born."

9
"Hide! It's the White Man
  from the school again!"

10
"They told me I'd find
  Notani's boy here."

11
"I'm sorry, Grandma - but
 you'll be proud of him
 when he comes back to 
         you."

12
"He should have been in
  school two years ago."

13
"Let him go, Notani. Look
 at me - where'd I be now
 without my eddication?"

14
"You're too smart to
 make us bring out the
    troops again!"

15
"Go with the white man."

16
"But come back to me -
      an Indian!"

17
"Wing Foot, this is Corn
 Blossom, a Pueblo girl -"

18
"Navajo hate Pueblo!"

19
"This is Pueblo Jim. You're 
 to go with him - do as he
 says. He's your Monitor."

20
"Young man, we'll have
 no tribal wars! Pueblo or
 Navajo - you're all equal
          here."

21
"Now, young feller, we'll
 change this Navajo junk
 for a nice suit o' blue 
         denim."

22
"Wing Foot, salute the flag!"

23
"I won't! I am Chief's
         son!"

24
"Salute the flag! If you don't,
    I'll have to whip you!"

25
"John, I've never whipped
 one of these children.
  Don't whip that boy!"

26
"You spoil them. I'm going
  to have discipline here!"

27
"Yat-tay, Do-Atin!"

[dissolve to:]

28
"Hello, Whipped One!"

29 [animated title]
"Do-Atin!"

30
"John, you've given him a
 name that will follow him 
      through life!"

31
"Love is greater than discipline.
 Until you realize that - until
 you acknowledge that you've
 wronged that boy - we must
     go separate ways."

32
"Don't cry, Wing Foot."

33
"That's Uncle Sam - he's
 going to take care of you
         and me."

34
"Corn Blossom! I've got
  the greatest news -"

35
"I know - you've won the
 scholarship at Thorpe -
 the first Indian to enter
      that college!"

36
"And as soon as I heard it, I
 applied for a stenographer's 
 job at Thorpe - and got it!"

37
"Remember our childhood
 pledge - nothing is ever
  going to separate us."

38
"I'll study medicine under the
 best men in the West - and
 I'll be on the best track team
 in America! They've drafted
    me for that already!"

39
"Wing Foot, those legs of
 yours will carry you - as
 far as you have the will
          to go!"

40
"You must invite that Redskin
 to the dance tonight! He
 ought to be a new thrill - in
        a ballroom!"

41
"Come on, you Navajo!"

42
"I must go home - 
    tonight!"

43
"You can't leave now - the
 whole school is waiting to
        honor you."

44
"Please! Just take me
   to the station."

45
"But you'll be home at the
 end of the term, dear -
   and I'll be waiting."

46
"Where's my Redskin?"

47
"Say! What's the idea -
 getting all steamed up 
   over an Indian?"

48
"Well, if you can't dance my
   way, I'll dance yours!"

49
"I bet on you today just
  as I'd bet on a horse!"

50
"I'm willing to divide my
 winnings with you - but
 I won't divide anything
          else!"

51
"Why, if we hadn't needed
 you on the track team,
 you wouldn't even be
    tolerated here!"

52
"I just wanted to say that
 those fellows aren't the
 whole school. And you
 sure acted white - for a
        Redskin!"

53
"After what I saw 
 tonight, I'm proud
  to be a Redskin!"

54
"My mistake was in thinking
 I ever had a chance among
       you whites!"

55
"I'm going back to my
 own people - where I
        belong!"

56
Enchanted Mesa,
  the inaccessible mountain
top where the Pueblos have
lived for a thousand years,
safe from their traditional
    enemy, the Navajo.

57
"Jim, why did you lie
 to me - telling me my
   mother was ill?"

58
"It was the only way to 
 separate you from that
        Navajo!"

59
"My daughter, you are not
 worth four wagons of corn!
 Your head is full of the
  White Man's nonsense!"

60
"At least it's not full of
 the White Man's gin -
      like Jim's!"

61
"The white school has had
 you ten years -- I'll make
 you a Pueblo woman again
     in ten minutes!"

62
"Has that Indian agent,
 John Walton, located
 any oil land 'round
    here lately?"

63
"Phone me next time he
 comes through, and there'll
 be a nice little trip for you
        as guide."

64
"I asked you to come back
     to me an Indian."

65
"Why, Father, these clothes
 mean nothing! My life with
 the White Man has made
  me proud of my race."

66
"Are you still known as 
   The Whipped One?"

67
"You are the whipped
 ones - whipped by your
  old superstitions!"

68
"Make me a belt of this -"

69
"The danged little devils!
 I'm 'fraid they've kinda
 mussed up yer store
       clothes!"

70
"Is my grandmother
   still alive?"

71
"They've stuck her off by
 herself. The pore old lady's
 gettin' feeble - an' Chahi
   says she's bewitched!"

72
"Your father must have
 been glad to see you!"

73
"It was only because of
 the White Man's clothes."

74
"His wedding costume. Let
 your father see you as
 himself - as a Navajo!"

75
"Then he will take you
    to his heart!"

76
In the early morning,
 many drums and many
voices intoned an ancient
      ceremonial.

77
"Your years are too many -
 you must give your name
      to another!"

78
"Chief's son, you have come
 back - an Indian! You shall
 take my place as medicine
            man!"

79
"Do-Atin, I change your
 shameful name to my
 own -- Chahi, the Giver
       of Good!"

80
"I bring to our people all
 I learned beyond the
 mountains - but I can
 no longer tie the prayer-
 feathers to the ram's
        horns."

81
"Only the prayer-feathers
 can bring us sturdy lambs,
         my son."

82
"When the new moon rises,
 must I paint the earth with
      colored sand?"

83
"Aye, or our crops will fail -
 and The Great Spirit will
      send sickness!"

84
"Put the blanket back
  upon your shoulders."

85
"I can be your medicine man
 only on one condition - that
 I bring you the fruits of the 
    White Man's learning -"

86
"For shame! Do-Atin wants
   to be a White Man!"

87
"A Red Man I was born -
  a Red Man I will die!"

88
"But you are dying now,
 my people! Dying through
       ignorance!"

89
"Silence, Do-Atin!"

90
"Go back to your masters -
    preach to them -"

91
"Your witchcraft killed my
 mother - - it is killing my
 grandmother - - and now
 you want me to preach
     such nonsense!"

92
"Do-Atin, you are no longer
 my son! You are no longer
      a Navajo! Go!"

93
"Woe to the White Man's 
 school! They sent your
 body home - - and kept
      your heart!"

94
Many weeks later, in the
 desert foothills back
of Cheelan -

95
"It come in last week's
 mail - I mighty near
     forgot it!"

96
"Corn Blossom! What have
   they done to you?"

97
"That doesn't matter - but 
 they're going to make me
        marry Jim!"

98
"No one has seen me -
 I can take you away
   with me - now."

99
"Navajo dog - stealing a
     Pueblo woman!"

100
"I cannot steal what is
 mine - and no other
        man's!"

101
"Do-Atin - the Whipped
  One - the Coward!"

102
"The coyote makes
 brave talk  - among
   his brothers."

103
"Wing Foot - dive for
      the pool!"

104
The Whipped One...at last.
 Returning to his only
refuge, the wilderness of
burning sand and thirst-
  stricken mountains.

105
"God - God - why do You
 give me this gift of oil -
          now?"

106
"Commissioner, this is the
 valley I spoke of. Every
   sign indicates oil."

107
"Yat-tay!"

108
"How do you do."

109
"Oh, you speak English!"

110
"Yes, I have been -
     educated."

111
"Well, our system of Indian
 education has apparently
  been a success with you!"

112
"Has it?"

113
"The Indian cannot stop
 civilization - - any more
 than that pine could stop
      the avalanche."

114
"But see what has happened
       to the pine!"

115
"I seem to remember you.
  What is your name?"

116
"You should know. You
 named me. Do-Atin, the
 Whipped One...And I'd
 like to speak to you,
         alone."

117
"You pinned a name to me
 that I've never been able
       to live down!"

118
"And as for your education -
 what has it made me? I
 am neither Indian nor White
  Man. Just....Redskin."

119
"I wonder if you're man
 enough to whip me now?
 Perhaps I can give you
  something to regret."

120
"Wing Foot, I have regretted
 that whipping more than 
   you will ever know."

121
All that day, the Pueblos
 had feasted, in honor of
Jim's long-awaited wedding 
     to Corn Blossom.

122
"Poor little bride! She loves
 another man - a Navajo
    named Wing Foot."

123
"Why, that's the name of 
 the man Walton apologized
    to, this morning!"

124
"John, you have acknowledged
 that wrong - after all these
          years -"

125
"We'll never really find our
 happiness, until we help
    them find theirs!"

126
"It's impossible, dear. She's
 a Pueblo - he's a Navajo!"

127
"If she's gone to that
 Navajo snake, I'll kill
      them both!"

128
"I knew you were going to 
 Cheelan - you must take
    me to Wing Foot -"

129
"You can't take me back
 now - they'll kill me!"

130
"Say, do you fellers want a
  guide or a rear guard?"

131
"Hey! There ain't no more
 oil down there than there
  is perfume in a skunk!"

132
"What are these fellows
  doing on my claim?"

133
"Lord love ye, Wing Foot!
 Didn't even know you
    had a claim!"

134
"Mebbe these gents can
 help you. They're oil
  fellers themselves."

135
"You'll need help. Better
 let me file your claim for
          you."

136
"I'll attend to that."

137
"Now look here - we want
   to get together -"

138
"Head for Cheelan - we'll
 record this by telephone!"

139
"If I ever ran in my life, I've
 got to run now! I've got to
 cross those hills, and beat
    them into Cheelan!"

140
"Wing Foot found oil - an'
 two varmints jumped his
         claim!"

141
"You are my friend - will
 you telephone my claim
  into the Land Office?"

142
"My feet enter the Great Pass.
 Already I see the Light - and
 you - must lead my people -
     into your new day."

143
"We've registered it, boy!
 It's all yours - an' you're
           rich!"

144
"By the laws of the United
 States, half of this wealth
   goes to you, my people."

145
"Yat-tay, Wing Foot!"

146
"What message am I to
 take to the Pueblos? 
      Is it war?"

147
"Tell them this - - I give
 my half of the oil to
 Corn Blossom's people,
 that we may sit in 
  Council together!"

148
"Oh Chief, I bring you not
 only a gift of the earth -
 oil - but the greatest gift
  of heaven - tolerance!"

149
"And I have a gift 
    for you -"

The
   End

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