Watch This! Documentary About ‘The Hominy Indians’ Football Team

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 5th, 2014 Last Updated on: October 5th, 2014

Did you know there was an All-Native American Professional Football team in Oklahoma during 1920's and early '30's? Twenty-two different tribes came together and formed The Hominy Indians. The team was founded and financed by two Osage brothers, Ira and Otto Hamilton. At one point in their career they had the chance to play then World Champions, the New York Giants. Such a fascinating story and now it's being brought to the big screen. Watch the trailer for Playground of the Native Son.

As NDNSports.com reports, several Native Americans took part in the making of the film.

Tribal Councilor Joe Byrd, musician Tommy Wildcat, Cayle and Kyle Shambaugh, Nick Rabbit, Stacey Nofire, Walker Robles, Brian Worrell, Kiah Smith, Trent Phillips, James Callie-Wildcat, Tammy Buchanan and Steven Everett Poe, Mark Casey. Others taking part in the film were former Osage Principal Chief Jim Gray, former Delaware Chief Dee Ketchum, Congressman John Maker and Congressman Archie Mason.

The film was shot in Oklahoma with part of it on several acres of Cherokee Nation citizen Annie Moore’s original allotment land in Ramona, near the tribe’s casino, and in CN citizen Marilyn Moore-Tate’s land in Dewey. The film is produced, directed and written by Xavier and co-directed by award-winning documentarian Michael Nash of Mosaic Media.


If you're in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, there will be a special 7:30pm screening of the film Friday, October 10th, at Circle Cinema. A Q&A session with Writer/Director Celia Xavier and actors from the film will take place after the screening. Circle Cinema is located at 10 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74104.

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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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Samuel Kidder

I love this too, one of my ancestors played on that team & I have a picture of him but a lot of it has been forgotten in my fam

Lucy weberling

I love this subject and others like it concerning the Osage Indians in Oklahoma please keep me posted as to any other information – books, music, videos,

Deloris Brown Loucks

My Father, Harry William Brown, played on this Team and I have a picture of him in that picture. His nickname was “Brown Mule”

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