Kiowa Filmmaker Explores the Power of Geronimo’s Name and Image

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown March 8th, 2015 Last Updated on: March 8th, 2015

In this short but powerful film by Jeffrey Palmer and Constance Squires they explore the lasting power of Geronimo’s name and image.

The distinction between his iconographic cultural presence and the life and death of the real man is explored in a young native artist’s visit to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where she visits the Old Guardhouse where he was imprisoned, and his grave. Her efforts to reach the real man through real places result in a new painting, which she creates high on Medicine Bluff, suggesting that, in the final analysis, it is in iconic representation that Geronimo's spirit lives.

Grave Misgivings from Jeffrey Palmer on Vimeo.

Jeffrey Palmer is a Kiowa filmmaker and an alumni of the 2012 Sundance Institute NativeLab Fellowship. You can check out more of his work on his Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/user2833074/videos

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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